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Australia Pacific LNG and Iman People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|Date:||11 November 2011|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|Location:||Wandoan, Queensland , Australia|
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|The area subject to this agreement covers about 41 square kilometres and is located approximately 230 kilometres south west of Gladstone. This is in the vicinity of the Barakula State Forest and Wandoan. The ILUA agreement area falls within the local government authorities of Western Downs Regional and Banana Shire Councils.|
|Legal Status:||Registered on the National Native Title Tribunal Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements|
|Legal Reference:||Tribunal file no: QI2011/025|
|Subject Matter:||Economic Development | Future Act | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Mining and Minerals | Oil and Gas|
|The Australia Pacific LNG and Iman People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an area agreement between Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited and Australia Pacific Gladstone Pipeline Pty Limited (applicant) and Iman Parties (Russell Tatow, Patrick Silvester, Cynthia Kemp, Eve Fesl, Troy Noble, Fergus Waterton, Richard Doyle, Madonna Barnes, Bradley Curtis, Graham Anderson, Kenny Waterton, Eddy Waddy, Awa Waterton). The purpose of the ILUA is to allow for the construction of a pipeline from Australia Pacific LNG's gas fields to the LNG facility on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone. |
|Details of the Agreement|
Commencement and Termination
The ILUA commenced on the 10th of August 2011 and will continue to operate for the duration of the Agreed Acts and the undertaking of the ILUA
The Pipeline Project comprises the construction and operation of a high pressure underground gas transmission pipeline system from Australia Pacific LNG's gas fields in south central Queensland to the LNG facility on Curtis Island near Gladstone, Queensland. The pipeline will facilitate the transmission of coal seam gas to the Curtis Island plant to be liquefied and exported. The area of the pipeline will occupy a 40 to 50 metre corridoor of approximately 2,350 hectares (Australia Pacific LNG, 2010). The specific area that comprises part of the Iman People #2 registered claim (NNTT No. QC97/55; Federal Court No. QUD6162/98) however is approximately 41 square kilometres. The Australia Pacific LNG and Iman People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was one of a series of ILUAs concerning the contruction of the pipeline with consultation and negotiation occurring from October 2010 to October 2011 (Australia Pacific LNG, 2010; Australia Pacific LNG, 2011).
Overall the entire Australia Pacific LNG Project consists of three key parts:
1. Further development of Australia Pacific LNG's gas fields in the Surat and Bowen Basins in south-west and central Queensland.
2. Construction of a 520km gas transmission pipeline from the gas fields to an LNG facility on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone.
3. An LNG facility on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone, with the first two gas production trains processing up to 9 million tonnes per annum.
The Iman People are native title claimants from central and south Queensland.
Australia Pacific LNG is a joint venture between three industry companies in the fields of coal seam gas and liquefied natural gas production - Origin (42.5%), ConocoPhillips (42.5%) and Sinopec (15%). Origin is also responsible for the construction of the pipeline (Australia Pacific LNG Project Partners).
Native Title History
The Iman People #2 claim (NNTT No. QC97/55; Federal Court No. QUD6162/98) concerns approximately 14024.779 square kilometres in central and south west Queensland. It was lodged in 1997 and has since been registered. It is currently in mediation (National Native Title Tribunal).
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