The Kimberley Land Council has admitted it does not know which Aboriginal people will now be entitled to grant Woodside permission to build its $30 billion Kimberley gas hub.
The Jabirr-Jabirr Goolarabooloo native title claim, which has been unresolved since 1994, this week collapsed due to divisions between local Indigenous groups over whether to approve the LNG precinct.
The State Government says it is relying on the land council to determine which traditional owners have the right to authorise access to the land at James Price Point.
Spokespeople for the groups have said they will be lodging rival claims over the crucial tract of land.
KLC spokesman Nolan Hunter says they are yet to decide who will sit on the negotiating committee.
“We are still reacting if you like, we are still trying to work out what the ramifications are. There are just too many things to consider. Until such time as we can work that out, it’s very hard for us to say anything with much conclusion.”