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Dja Dja Wurrung and Fiddlers Creek Gold Mining Company Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 7 January 2013
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Victoria, Australia
The ILUA area covers approximately 134 square kilometres of land. The ILUA area extends from 5 kilometres northeast to 20 kilometres southwest of Maryborough.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 07/01/2013, this is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File Number: VI2012/003
Subject Matter:Access | Land Management | Land Use | Mining and Minerals | Native Title | Oil and Gas
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/Indigenous-Land-Use-Agreements/Search-Registered-ILUAs/Pages/VIC_-_Registered_ILUA_-_Dja_Dja_Wurrung_and_Fiddlers_Creek_Gold_Mining_Company_VI2012_003.aspx
Summary Information:
The Dja Dja Wurrung and Fiddlers Creek Gold Mining Company Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an area agreement between:
- Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group (applicant); and
- Fiddlers Gold Mining Company Pty Ltd.

The purpose of this ILUA is to provide Fiddlers Creek Gold Mining Company with a licence to mine in the ILUA area.
Detailed Information:
Details of the Agreement

Commencement

The ILUA commences on the date that it is executed by all parties. It operates for the duration of the mining licence unless it is terminated by the agreement in writing by all parties.

Agreement

The parties agree that Part 2, Division 3, Subdivision P of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), which concerns the right to negotiate, does not apply to the grant and use of the mining licence.

The parties also agree to:
- the State of Victoria granting the mining licence to the proponent and any the granting of any consent required by or on behalf of the proponent pursuant to the licence in respect of the licence area;
- the use of the licence and of any consent required pursuant to the licence by the proponent in respect of the licence area; and
- that any such licence granted, or any mining carried out in respect of the licence area pursuant to the licence is valid.

There are two licence areas. One area is located in central Victoria, over Amherst and covers an area of approximately 64 square kilometres. The other area is located in central Victoria, over Maryborough, Primrose Hill, Mosquito Flat, Golden Point and Craigie, and covers an area of approximately 103 square kilometres.

Native Title in the ILUA Area

The Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples filed a native title claim with the Federal Court of Australia as proceeding VID6001/00 on 19 July 2000. On 28 March 2013, the Victorian Government and the Dja Dja Warrung people reached a native title settlement, recognising the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional owner group for approximately 266,532 hectares of Crown land in central Victoria. The ILUA area is subject to this land.

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  • Organisation
  • Fiddlers Gold Mining Company Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • People
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group - Signatory

  • Documents

    Document
    Dja Dja Wurrung and Fiddlers Creek Gold Mining Company ILUA Map - ( PDF)

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Area Agreement (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title Applications/Claims (Australia) | Native Title Determination (Australia) | Native Title Holders (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Proprietary Company | Native Title (Australia) | Right To Negotiate (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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