Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 23 June 2005
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve ILUA is approximately four kilometres north of Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway. The ILUA area is the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Specifically, this is more or less the whole of Lots 941, 943, 1686, 2314 and 5574 of the Town of Alice Springs, as well as Northern Territory Portion 1927. The total area of the ILUA is approximately 2000 hectares. The ILUA is situated within the area of the Alice Springs Town Council.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: DI2004/04
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Land Management | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Land Planning | Tourism
Summary Information:
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was made between the Central Land Council, the Northern Territory of Australia and the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation to clarify the future title and management of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

This ILUA is one of 31 agreements signed over parks and reserves in the Northern Territory. The agreements were developed following the High Courtís decision in Western Australia v Ward, which found that the Keep River National Park had not been properly established. In response, the Northern Territory government pursued ILUAs and joint management agreements to resolve tenure disputes and management of the parks. These agreements were negotiated from 2002 to 2005, during which time the Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Act 2003 (NT) was also passed. These arrangements aim to settle all native title issues in Northern Territory national park areas.
Detailed Information:
The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve is listed under Schedule 3 of the Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Act 2003 (NT). This means that no change in tenure is required to bring the Reserve in line with new arrangements for Northern Territory National Parks. However, the Act does require a joint management agreement to be implemented.

Under the ILUA, the parties consent to the execution of a joint management plan for the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. The Northern Territory Government, the Central Land Council and Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation agree to manage the Reserve in accordance with Joint Management Principles. The Parties consent to any action permitted in the Joint Management Plan, regardless of whether these actions are 'future acts'.

The parties agree that the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply, as the alternative consultation provisions are to be followed instead.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Alice Springs Town Council
  • Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Central Land Council - Signatory
  • Northern Territory of Australia - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Act 2003 (NT)
  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth)
  • Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act
  • Case Law
  • Western Australia v Ward (2002) 191 ALR 1 (8 August 2002)

  • References

    Resource
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name

    Documents

    Map
    Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)

    Glossary

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