Sydney Harbour island Me-Mel, or Goat Island, set to return to Indigenous owners

An island in Sydney Harbour is set to be returned to its original Indigenous owners and the state government has set aside $43m for remediation.

NSW Premier Chris Minns earlier on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Me-Mel (otherwise known as Goat Island) transfer committee.

NSW Premier Chris Minns speaks on Goat Island, or Me-Mel. Picture: Noah Yim / The Australian

The signing marked the start of the final stage in a nearly ten-years-long process, said Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Council chief Nathan Moran.

“We’re very proud to say that…

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