ALT Estate

Statistics at a Glance

  • The ALT estate covers approximately 24 million hectares of land in Western Australia, which is about 9.65 per cent of the State.
  • 312 parcels of land including 249 crown reserves, 50 Freehold, 7 general purpose leases and 6 pastoral leases.
  • Over 81% of the ALT land size lies on Part III land. This equates to 80 ALT reserves (19 million hectares) that are the subject of a proclamation by the Governor under Part lll of the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972  (AAPA Act), where special protections apply.
  • To enter or transit through these reserves a permit is required. In 2016-2017, the Department issued 5,770 transit permits of which approximately 70 per cent were issued on-line with an auto-approval function.
  • The ALT estate includes 155 regional and remote Aboriginal communities and 28 town based reserves, with an approximate population of 12,000 inhabitants.
  • 17 of the 20 largest Aboriginal communities are located on ALT estate. The five largest are: Bidyadanga, Balgo, Warburton, Kalumburu and Jigalong.
  • There are over 290 existing leasing arrangements which constitute approximately 13 million hectares (or 54%) of the ALT estate.
  • The ALT has an Aboriginal board of seven chosen for their expertise in land and sea management, Aboriginal business and economic development and Aboriginal housing and infrastructure development.

ALT Land Facts