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Santos Petronas Murribinbi Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 5 September 2011
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Banana Shire Council, Queensland, Australia
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
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/Indigenous-Land-Use-Agreements/Search-Registered-ILUAs/ILUA%20Register/2011/QI2011.010/ILUARegisterExport.pdf
Summary Information:
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.
Detailed Information:
Content of the ILUA

Future Acts
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.

Related Entries

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  • Santos & Petronas & Karingbal People GLNG Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Santos Petronas Port Curtis Coral Coast GLNG Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Santos, Petronas and Iman People #2 GLNG Indigenous Land Use Agreement
  • Santos Petronas Gangulu GLNG Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Santos/Petronas/Bidjara/Karingbal People GLNG Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Santos/Petronas/Bidjara GLNG Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Santos GLNG Pty Ltd
  • Petronas Australia Pty Limited
  • People
  • Lynette Anderson and others on their own behalf and on behalf of the Murribinbi Native Title Group

  • References

    General Reference
    National Native Title Tribunal (05/09/2011) Extract from Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements: Santos Petronas Murribinbi GLNG ILUA
    National Native Title Tribunal (1 June 2011) Notice of application to register an area agreement on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements: Santos Petronas Murribinbi GLNG ILUA
    Santos Ltd & Petronas Australia Pty Limited (15 April 2008) GLNG (Website)
    Santos Ltd (16 November 2010) GLNG (Project Outline)
    Media Release
    Santos GLNG Pty Ltd (23 August 2010) Largest Set of Aboriginal Agreements in Australia's Resources History Signed for GLNG Project

    Documents

    Map
    Santos Petronas Murribinbi GLNG ILUA - ( PDF)

    Glossary

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

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