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Santos Petronas Murribinbi Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|Date:||5 September 2011|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|Location:||Banana Shire Council, Queensland, Australia|
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|This agreement covers about 410 square kilometres, situated in the vicinity of the Dawson, Brown and Comet Rivers, south of Woorabinda and northwest of Moura.|
|Legal Status:||Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 5 September 2011.|
|Legal Reference:||National Native Title Tribunal number QI2011/010|
|Subject Matter:||Future Act | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Land Use | Oil and Gas | Petroleum|
|This agreement is between Santos Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) Pty Ltd, Petronas Australia Pty Ltd and Lynette Anderson, Constance Coolwell, Harriet Vea Vea, Graeme White, Roy Bob, Donna Sandow, Philip Obah (Snr), Phillip Obah (Jnr), Kentyn Obah, Elizabeth Jacobs, Lilian Harrison, Margaret Kemp and Patricia Leisha (being the Murribinbi Native Title Group Representatives) on their own behalf and on behalf of the Murribinbi Native Title Group.|
The purpose of this agreement is to provide consent for the construction and operation of a gas pipeline.
|Content of the ILUA|
The parties agreed to a number of future acts (outlined in Clause 3). These include, but are not limited to:
- the grant of a pipeline licence;
- any other grants necessary for the construction, operation, use, maintenance, repair etc of the Pipeline;
- the grant of an easement in relation to the ILUA area;
- GLNG, their contractors, servants or agents gaining access and entry to the land and engaging in construction operation etc of the Pipeline; and
- the use of the Pipeline Land to construct, operate, use, maintain, repair, further develop, decomission and rehabilitate the Pipeline.
Right to Negotiate
The parties agreed that the right to negotiate does not apply to the future acts agreed to in this ILUA.
Background to the ILUA
The GLNG Project involves the construction and operation by Santos and Petronas of a pipeline joining upstream gas fields in central Queensland to Curtis Island, near Gladstone, as well as the establishment of a natural gas liquefaction and export facility on Curtis Island.
This ILUA is the last of 42 agreements (7 of which are ILUAs) entered into by Santos Ltd and Petronas Australia Pty Limited with Aboriginal peoples for the purposes of the GLNG project. These agreements form the largest body of agreements to be signed with Aboriginal groups in the history of Australia's resources industry. According to a media release by Santos GLNG Pty Ltd, these agreements will lead to new employment, training and enterprise opportunities for the Aboriginal communities involved.
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