Small Mining Project - Opalton Area - Stage One Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 15 January 2001
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:South of Winton, Queensland, Australia
The four areas covered by the Agreement are located in the Opalton area and, in total, cover an area of about 97 hectares. The Agreement area comprises land and waters covered by the following: mining leases ML95243, ML95258, ML95264, ML95265, ML95266, ML95274 and ML95275, and the following mining claims MC95079, MC95081, MC95082, MC95084, MC95085, MC95086, MC95087, MC95088, MC95089, MC95090 and MC95091. All areas fall within the local government area of Winton.
   
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QIA2000/00
Subject Matter:Mining and Minerals | Native Title | Future Act | Land Use
Summary Information:
The Small Mining Project - Opalton Area - Stage One Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) was made between native title groups, the Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation), the Queensland Government, the Mining Registrar, 21 miners and the Queensland Boulder Opal Association. It covers a total area of about 97 hectares near Opalton, in the Shire of Winton in central Queensland. The agreement allows the grant of seven new Mining Leases and eleven Mining Claims without the application of the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Related Entries

Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • Winton Shire Council
  • Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation) - Signatory
  • Queensland Boulder Opal Association - Signatory
  • Mining Registrar, Winton Mining District - Signatory
  • Bigbee Enterprises Limited - Signatory
  • Boulder Opal Enterprises Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Joslin Eatts and others - Signatory
  • Miners party to the Small Mining Project - Opalton Area - Stage One Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Minister for Mines & Energy (Queensland) - Signatory

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (2000) Tribunal moves to register indigenous land use agreement
    Resource
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name

    Documents

    Map
    Small Mining Project - Opalton Area - Stage One Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)

    Glossary

    Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)