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Yorke Island (Masig) / Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|Date: ||20 May 2002|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|Location:||Yorke Island, Queensland, Australia|
|The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes that the area covered by the agreement is 'all land and waters on Yorke Island (Masig), in the Torres Strait, Queensland, to the high water mark' (high water as defined in the Land Act 1994 (Qld)) . The ILUA covers an area of approximately 1.645 sq km and lies within the Torres Shire Council local government area and the Torres Strait Regional Authority ATSIC region.|
|Legal Status: ||Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal|
|Legal Reference: ||National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2001/011|
|Subject Matter:||Future Act | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Land Use | Native Title|
|Summary Information: |
|The Yorke Island (Masig) / Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) deals with the interests of Telstra Corporation on Yorke Island in the Torres Strait. |
The native title holders have agreed that Telstra can conduct work on existing Telstra sites on the island, without notifying them. However, the ILUA states that '[t]his is not intended to affect Telstra's obligation to notify the Native Title Holders of its intention to enter the land or waters adjacent to any Existing Site if required to do so by Law'. Consent is also given for the grant or regrant of 'any Occupancy Agreement' to Telstra for the existing sites or for proposed 'Construction of a Future Telecommunication Facility'.
The ILUA also specifies that this consent only applies as long as Telstra continues to hold its Universal Service Obligation (to provide telecommunications infrastructure and service) in the area of the Torres Strait.
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