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Townsville Town Common Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 18 October 2001
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Townsville, Queensland, Australia
The areas covered by the Agreement are located north of the Garbutt Airport, also known as Townsville RAAF Base, in the Townsville region and cover an area of about 1 sq km. The Agreement area falls within the Townsville Town Common Conservation Park being Lot 505NPW643 which is within the City of Townsville.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QIA2001/00
Payments:
  • - This ILUA covers an area of land that is to be used for construction of an artificaly bird and aquatic habitat, in compensation for the effect on native title rights over nearby land to be used for defence purposes (covered by the Townsville RAAF Base and Townsville RAAF Base #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreements).
  • Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Native Title | Environmental Heritage | Land Use | Water
    Summary Information:
    The Townsville Town Common Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) between the native title parties of the area, the Wulgurkaba and the Bindal peoples, and the Commonwealth of Australia, covers an area of land in the Townsville Town Common, on which a permanent water source and artificial habitat for birds and aquatic life will be constructed. This is in compensation for the effect on native title rights of the nearby Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base development. The ILUA was not made to enable a future act to be done or validated under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

    The agreement was made in conjunction with an agreement covering an area of land at the Townsville RAAF Base, to be used for defence purposes.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Townsville RAAF Base Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Townsville RAAF Base #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Townsville Ocean Terminal Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Townsville City Council
  • State of Queensland
  • Department of Defence
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Central Queensland Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Wulgurukaba People - Signatory
  • Bindal People - Signatory

  • References

    Media Release
    The Hon. Fran Bailey, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (2003) Townsville Indigenous Land Use Agreement
    Resource
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name

    Documents

    Map
    Townsville Town Common Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)

    Glossary

    Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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