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.