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Larrakia and Phillips Oil Company Australia Agreement

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 January 1999
Sub Category:Land Use Agreement
Location:Wickam Point, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Subject Matter:Employment and Training | Environmental Heritage | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Native Title | Mining and Minerals
Summary Information:
In 1999 Phillips Oil Company signed a landmark agreement with the Larrakia people of Darwin over the commercial development of a liquefied Natural Gas Plant at Wickam Point in Darwin Harbour.
In 1998, the National Native Title Tribunal had approved the compulsory acquisition of any native title rights and interests for the construction of the Plant, but the company recognised the long term benefits of an agreement with the Indigenous peoples. The agreement ensured employment opportunities for the Larrakia people as well as environmental and site protection safeguards.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Alice Springs to Darwin Corridor Agreement
  • Residential Development Agreement between the Larrakia and the Northern Territory Government
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation - Aboriginal Representative Party
  • Phillips Oil Company Australia - Signatory
  • People
  • Larrakia People
  • Dangalaba People - Signatory

  • References

    Book Chapter
    Palmer, L, Tehan, M, (2006) 'From Remnant Lands to Sustainable Communities: Negotiating Spaces for Indigenous Land and Jurisdiction in Darwin and Vancouver', in Marcia Langton et al (eds), Settling with Indigenous People: Modern treaty and agreement-making (The Federation Press, 2006).
    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribubal (1998) Way Cleared for Wickam Point Project
    Northern Land Council (1999) Landmark Native Title Agreement

    Glossary

    Land Use Agreement (Australia)

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