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Arrow Barada Barna People LNG Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 6 June 2011
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Queensland , Australia
The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes the area covered by the agreement as follows: The area subject to this agreement covers about 13,110 square kilometres and is located approximately 70 kilometres south of Mackay.
Legal Status: Registered on the National Native Title Tribunal Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 14 December 2011. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: Tribunal file no: QI2011/031
Subject Matter:Future Act | Mining and Minerals | Oil and Gas
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/Indigenous-Land-Use-Agreements/Search-Registered-ILUAs/Pages/QLD_-_Registered_ILUA_-_Arrow_Barada_Barna_People_LNG_Project_ILUA_QI2011_031.aspx
Summary Information:
The Arrow Barada Barna People LNG Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an area agreement between Arrow Energy Pty Ltd (applicant) and Frank Budby, Les Budby and Cecil Brown Jnr on their own behalf and on behalf of the Barada Barna People. The ILUA was entered into on the 6 June 2011 for the purpose of providing consent to the project activities of the applicant.
Detailed Information:
Details of the agreement

Right to negotiate

The parties agree that the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply.

Consent to Project Activities

The parties to the ILUA consent to the following activities:
- the exploration, extraction, collection, processing or production of natural gas and water which occurs as a result of the extraction of gas;
- agricultural activities which use the water arising out of the extraction of gas; and
- anything permitting or requiring the above activities (for full details see Clause 7.1.

The parties to the ILUA consent to all Gas Transmission Related Project Activities which include any project activity which is necessary or desirable for:
- the collection, distribution, transmission or transportation of natural gas;
- the collection, distribution, transmission or transportation of water derived from the process of extracting natural gas;
- any Looping Project. A Looping Project is any activity by or on behalf of Arrow Energy which permits or requires the contruction and operation of any future main gas transmission pipeline which increases or strengthens the capacity of any existing main gas transmission pipeline or is located generally parallel to any existing main gas transmission pipeline comprising part of the project; and
- anything required by or permitting the activities listed above, for example, any grant of tenemants, petroleum tenures, licences etc (for a full list see Clause 7.1).

Future Acts

The parties to the ILUA consent to validate any future acts:
- which may have been done invalidly before the registration date (14 December 2011);
- are included in the Project Activities;
- are undertaken by Arrow Energy;
- were not done by or on behalf of the Commonwealth government nor the State of Queensland. These acts will become valid on the registration date (14 December 2011).

Background to the ILUA

The project
Arrow Energy is an integrated coal seam gas company with over 500 coal seam gas producing wells in Queensland. The project aims to establish the drilling sites before transporting the gas through the planned Surat Gladstone and Central Queensland Gas Pipelines to a Liquefied Natural Gas Plant in Gladstone, which will have an expected capacity of eight million tonnes a year. There, the coal seam gas will be cooled and converted to liquid for international shipping (Arrow Energy Website).

Native Title History
The Barada Barna People lodged an application for the recognition of native title rights and interests in 2008 over 16,440 square kilometres west of Rockhampton (Federal Court file no: QUD380/08; Tribunal file no: QC08/11). The claim has been registered (National Native Title Tribunal, Claimant application summary - Barada Barna People).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Arrow Barada Barna People and Wiri People LNG Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Arrow Birri LNG Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Arrow Energy Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Queensland South Native Title Services Limited
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Frank Budby, Les Budby and Cecil Brown Jnr on their own behalf and on behalf of the Barada Barna People (QUD380/08, QC08/11) - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    National Native Title Tribunal Claimant application summary - Barada Barna People
    National Native Title Tribunal (2011) Registered ILUA - Arrow Barada Barna People LNG Project ILUA QI2011/031
    Arrow Energy Pty Ltd Arrow Energy website: Our Company

    Documents

    Map
    Arrow Barada Barna People LNG Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement Map - ( PDF | Image)

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Area Agreement (Australia) | 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) | Native Title (Australia) | Native Title Claimants (registered) (Australia) | Native Title Applications/Claims (Australia) | Party to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Australia)

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