Review YMAC’s Renewable Energy Guide

Posted: June 21st, 2024

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With Western Australia’s renewable energy industry growing at a rapid pace, the YMAC Renewable Energy Guide aims to promote the highest engagement standards and provide a practical tool to guide renewable energy project negotiations between developers and First Nations peoples. 

The guide draws on the expertise of YMAC’s experienced lawyers who have been supporting renewable energy project negotiations across our representative areas, other team members from a range of disciplines, as well as external experts. 

YMAC has long been an advocate for economic participation models such as equity ownership. It is our goal to ensure First Nations peoples’ involvement in this Greenfields industry can result in long-term generation of capital – a key to self-determination – as well as close involvement in decision-making about activity impacting their unique cultural heritage and Country. 

Consisting of a set of eight ‘standards’ to guide renewable energy developers in how best to engage with Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) and Aboriginal Corporations and achieve free, prior and informed consent, as well as a project timeline that discusses key requirements for each stage of a project’s development. 

View the guide here.