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Kalkadoon / Matrix Metals Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|Date: ||19 February 2003|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|Location:||north-east of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia|
|The ILUA covers a rectangular area north east of Mount Isa and north west of Cloncurry in north west Queensland. The boundary of the area runs between the following coordinates:
139 degrees 38' east, 19 degrees 35' south;
139 degrees 38' east, 20 degrees 32' south;
140 degrees 08' east, 20 degrees 32' south; and
140 degrees 08' east, 19 degrees 35' south.
The ILUA is within the Burke and Cloncurry Shire Councils and the Mount Isa City Council. It is within the Gulf & West Queensland ATSIC region.|
|Legal Status: ||Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal|
|Legal Reference: ||National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI02/34|
|Subject Matter:||Cultural Heritage | Mining and Minerals | Native Title | Employment and Training | Exploration | Future Act | Land Use|
|Summary Information: |
|The Kalkadoon / Matrix Metals Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) allows the Queensland Government to grant mining leases to Matrix Metals. It initially covers four specified mining lease applications (MLAs 90137, 90141, 90135 and 90142) but extends to any number of mining leases (MLs) to be identified in the future that are in the area covered by mineral exploration permit EPM 9867 at the time the ILUA was signed. MLs may be renewed provided that the conditions of the ML have not changed since the initial grant. The ILUA sets out a negotiation process to be followed for the granting of any future mining leases that have different conditions. The process includes such steps as notification of any changes in the lease conditions in writing to the Kalkadoon People and provides them a 28 day response period.|
The ILUA arose from negotiations that followed an application lodged by Matrix Metals to explore for minerals and to mine on 5516 square kilometres of land under a native title claim by the Kalkadoon People.
The benefits to the Kalkadoon People include cultural heritage protection for significant cultural sites in the area and employment and training opportunities in Matrix Metals mining operations.
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