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Arrow Wiri LNG Project Indigneous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 6 June 2011
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Queensland , Australia
The area subject to this agreement covers about 1,054 square kilometres and is located approximately 73 kilometres south west of Mackay.
Legal Status: Registered on the National Native Title Tribunal Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 14 December 2011. This is an authorized Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: Tribunal file no: QI2011/034
Alternative Names:
  • Arrow Energy
  • Arrow Energy and Wiri People
  • Subject Matter:Economic Development | 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_Wiri_LNG_Project_ILUA_QI2011_034.aspx
    Summary Information:
    The Arrow Wiri LNG Project Indigneous Land Use Agreement is an area agreement between:
    - Arrow Energy Pty Ltd; and
    - James Butterworth, Ronald Watson, Marilyn Duncan, Gregory Dunrobin, Kenneth Dodd, Graham Sauney, Oswald Skeen, Frank Tiers, Maurice Dallachy, Linda Wailu and Eileen Pegler on their own behalf and on behalf of the Wiri People.

    The ILUA was entered into on the 6 June 2011 for the purpose of providing consent to the project activities planned by Arrow Energy.
    Detailed Information:
    Details of the agreement

    Commencement

    The agreement commenced on the execution date (6 June 2011). Therefore the agreement is currently in force.

    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 all Exploration and Production Related Project Activities, which includes:
    - the exploration, extraction, collection, processing or production of, natural gas or water derived in the process of extracting natural gas;
    - agricultural activities which use the water derived;
    - anything permitted or required by the above activities. For more detail 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 being the contruction and operation of any future main gas transmission pipeline which 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;
    - anything permitted or required by the above activities. For more detail see Clause 7.1.

    Future Acts

    The parties to the ILUA consent to the validation of any future acts:
    - which may have been done invalidly before the registration date (14 December 2011);
    - included in Clause 7.1;
    - done by, or on behalf of, Arrow Energy;
    - not done by, or on behalf of, the Commonwealth government or the State of Queensland. Acts covered by this section will become valid on the registration date (14 December 2012).

    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 Wiri People lodged an application for the recognition of native title rights and interests in 2006 over 5735.57 square kilometres in central Queensland (Federal Court file no: QUD372/06; Tribunal file no: QC06/14). The claim has been registered (National Native Title Tribunal, Claimant application summary - Wiri People Core Country Claim).


    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Arrow Birri LNG Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Arrow Energy Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Wiri People - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    Arrow Energy Pty Ltd Arrow Energy website: Our Company
    National Native Title Tribunal Claimant application summary - Wiri People Core Country Claim
    National Native Title tribunal (2011) Registered ILUA - Arrow Wiri LNG Project ILUA QI2011/034

    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) | Registration Test (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Party to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Australia)

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