BGP Douglas North Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 5 March 2009
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Wadeye and Ban Ban Springs, Northern Territory , 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 is a 100m wide corridor separated into 2 segments, covering about 3.4 square kilometres in total, located approximately 130 kilometres south east of Darwin in the vicinity of Hayes Creek. The agreement falls within the Local Government Authorities of Victoria - Daly Shire and the un-incorporated area." The area is within Jabiru Regional Council.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 5 March 2009. This is a certified Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: DI2007/004
Subject Matter:Access | Future Act | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Land Use | Native Title | Oil and Gas
URL: Contact National Native Title Tribunal Directly http://www.nntt.gov.au
Summary Information:
The BGP Douglas North Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)was agreed between the Power and Water Corporation (APPLICANT) and Arthur Que Noy, Gabriel Hazelbane, Paddy Huddlestone, Margaret Foster, Nothern Land Council, APT Bonaparte Pty Ltd, and BGP Tenure Holdings Pty Ltd (BGPT).

The purpose of the ILUA is to provide consent for the construction and operation of a gas pipeline between Wadeye and Ban Ban Springs and for other acts necessary to give effect to this project.
Detailed Information:
The parties consent to:
  • the construction and operation of a gas pipeline between Wadeye and Ban Ban Springs;
  • the grant and/or renewal of any assignment, transfer or substitution of any licence to permit the construction and commissioning of the pipeline within the ILUA area to the the Pipeline proponent or BGPT;
  • the grant and/or renewal of any assignment or transfer of a non-exclusive tenure for the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the pipeline; and
  • to any and all acts necessary or incidental to the efficient implementation of the project provided that such acts have no greater effects on native title than any of the acts done in accordance with the grants and/or renewal expressly consented to in the ILUA.

    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.

    Without this agreement, the grant would have been invalid and the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) would apply. Under this Act any activity, such as a grant of land, that may affect native title rights is defined as a 'future act' and must comply with the future act provisions of the Act in order to be valid.

    The ILUA is to operate 'for the duration of the project'.

  • Related Entries

    Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Power and Water Corporation - Signatory
  • Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Arthur Que Noy, Gabriel Hazelbane, Paddy Huddleston and Margaret Foster - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    National Native Title Tribunal (28 April 2009) Extract from the Register of the Indigenous Land Use Agreements-The BGP Douglas North Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
    Power and Water Corporation (28 April 2009) What We Do

    Documents

    Map
    BGP Douglas North Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - ()

    Glossary

    Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Area Agreement (Australia) | Future Act (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)