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Gunai/Kurnai - Morning Star Regional Exploration and Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 27 June 2008
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Baw Baw Shire Council, Mansfield Shire Council, Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort, Wellington Shire Council, Yarra City Council., Victoria, Australia
The area of the ILUA covers 1,351 square kilometres falling within the Gunai/Kurnai native title determination (Application VG6007/98 - VC97/4). The Agreement area does not include land and waters subject to the the Taungurung People's native title determination applications (V6006/99 - VC99/10 and VG6021/98 - VC99/11)

Boundaries of Agreement Area Coordinates:

1. 146.06 Longtitute East; 37.56 Latitude South
2. 146.50 Longtitute East; 37.56 Latitude South
3. 146.56 Longtitute East; 38.00 Latitude South
4. 146.18 Longtitute East; 38.00 Latitude South

A copy of the map of the agreement area can be obtained by contacting the Melbourne Registry of the Tribunal on 1800 640 501
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 27 June 2008. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No. VI2007/005
Subject Matter:Exploration | Mining and Minerals
Summary Information:
The Gunai/Kurnai - Morning Star Regional Exploration and Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was concluded between Olive Tregonning, Sandra Middleton Patten, Graham John (Bootsie) Thorpe and Albert Mullet on behalf of the Gunai/Kurnai claimants (APPLICANTS) and Morning Star Gold NL.
Detailed Information:
The ILUA concerns the right of Morning Star Gold to explore the agreement area for potential mining sites, pursuant to a licence granted by the State of Victoria. The exercise of those exploration rights are subject to the terms and conditions of the ILUA. The Gunai/Kurnai agreed that any future acts done in respect of this ILUA are valid. The parties agreed that the right to negotiate under the Native Title Act does not apply.

A press release from Morning Star Gold reveal that 'the two Indigenous Peoples concerned (Taungurong & Gunai Kurnai Peoples) have [secured for Morning Star Gold] binding agreements on mineral rights in perpetuity. This adds great stability and certainty to MCO's entire tenement package.' (Morning Star Gold Media Release)

Related Entries

Organisation
  • State of Victoria
  • Morning Star Gold NL - Signatory
  • Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Olive Tregonning, Sandra Middleton Patten, Graham John (Bootsie) Thorpe and Albert Mullet on behalf of the Gunai/Kurnai People - Signatory
  • Gunai/Kurnai People - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    Morning Star Gold Morning Star Gold Website
    Morning Star Gold Morning Star Gold - Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal VIC - Registered ILUA summary - Gunai/Kurnai - Morning Star Regional Exploration and Mining ILUA
    Resource
    National Native Title Tribunal (31 July 2008) Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements

    Documents

    Map
    Gunai/Kurnai - Morning Star Regional Exploration and Mining ILUA - ( PDF)

    Glossary

    Future Act (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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