YEC has reached a milestone towards the development of large scale renewable energy on Yindjibarndi country. Pictured left to right from YEC is CEO Craig Ricato, Yindjibarndi leader and YEC Director Aaron Hubert, ACEN Australia Director Anton Rohner and Yindjibarndi leader Michael Woodley holding a Section 91 Licence to Occupy Crown Land recently granted to the Yindjibarndi under the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA). This licence now means YEC has permission to start on-ground investigations, including the installation of wind and solar monitoring equipment to validate initial resource evaluation over an area of approx. 100,000 ha or 1,000km2. Yindjibarndi Ngurra (country) covers approximately 13,000km2 and includes parcels of land with a variety of tenure and stakeholder interests. This includes parcels of land determined by the court to have Exclusive Native Title possession (one of the strongest forms of Native Title), Non-exclusive Native Title and extinguished Native Title. The majority of Yindjibarndi Ngurra area is covered by Crown Leases and unallocated Crown land. For more than a year, discussions with the WA Government have been taking place to determine priority areas for the development of renewable energy that will provide the most efficient pathway to approvals.