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Birri People and Rea Indigenous Land Use Agreement
|Date:||21 October 2011|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|Location:||Kirknie Station , Queensland, Australia|
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|The agreement area covers approximately 24 square kilometres over lot 2 on SB25, part of Kirknie Station and located south east of Millaroo in the Whitsunday Regional Council region, Queensland.|
|Legal Status:||Registered on the National Native Title Tribunal Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements|
|Legal Reference:||Tribunal file no: QI2011/023|
|Subject Matter:||Agriculture | Land Management | Land Planning | Land Transaction | Land Use | Pastoral Activities|
|The Birri People and Rea Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an area agreement between Donald Alan Rea and June Maree Rea (Applicant) and Grace Smallwood, Allan Fisher, Heather Tilberoo, Algon Walsh Jnr, Colin McLennon, David Miller and Frank Fisher on their behalf and on behalf of the Birri People. The ILUA commenced upon execution on 23 February 2011. The purpose of the agreement is to provide consent for the grant of a term lease by the State of Queensland.|
|Terms of the Agreement|
Under the Birri People and Rea ILUA, the parties consent to the grant and any renewal of a term lease for pastoral purposes under the Land Act 1994 (Qld) by the State of Queensland over the ILUA area. Renewal of the term lease may occur for a further term of up to 50 years. The lease extends over 24 square kilometres of land and waters covering all of Lot 2 on CP SB25 (part of Kirknie Station).
Native Title History
The Birri People lodged a claimant application for recognition of native title rights and interests over approximately 14,901 square kilometres in Central Queensland in 1998 (Federal Court No. QUD6244/98). The claim was first accepted for registration in 2000 with additional amendments and areas registered in 2001 and 2007. The North Queensland Land Council represents the native title claim group.
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