Badu Island Police Station and Watchhouse Indigenous Land Use Agreement
|Date: ||28 October 2011|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|Location:||Badu Island , Queensland , Australia|
|The area under the ILUA covers a lease and infrastructure area on Badu Island, which is located in the Torres Strait approximately 60km north of Thursday Island in the state of Queensland.|
|Legal Status: ||Registered on the National Native Title Tribunal Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements |
|Legal Reference: ||Tribunal file no:
|Subject Matter:||Economic Development | Health and Community Services | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Land Planning | Local Government|
|Summary Information: |
|The Badu Island Police Station and Watchhouse Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is a body corporate agreement made between the State of Queensland (Applicant) and Mura Badulgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC and Torres Strait Island Regional Council. Clause 6 (except 6.3), 11 and 12 commence upon the date of registration being the 28 October 2011 and the remaining clauses commenced on the 15 August 2011. The purpose of the agreement is to facilitate the construction of various facilities including a police station. |
|Detailed Information: |
|Terms of the Agreement|
Under the the Badu Island Police Station and Watchhouse ILUA, the parties consented to various agreed acts including the construction, operation and maintainence of a police station and watchhouse, boat shed and staff residences in the lease area for the term of the lease. The police station and watch house includes staff amenities, meeting and interview rooms, offices, holding cells, exercise cells and bulk holding cells and the staff residences which are proposed are the construction of a 4 bedroom house and two 6 bedroom duplexes proposed to be constructed by or on behalf of the State within the agreement area. The parties also agreed to the grant of the lease and the occupation, use and control in the lease area by the State of Queensland. The lease is granted under the Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (Qld).
Native Title History
There have been a total of six native title claim applications by the Badu Islanders, all of which were withdrawn or discontinued apart from Badu Islanders #1 (Federal Court file no: QUD6078/98 Tribunal file no: QC96/63) which was finalised with a full approved determination over Badu Island and adjacent islands in 2005. Native title is held by the Mura Badulgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC on behalf of the Badulgal People.
Badu Island is located in the Torres Strait and has a population of around 820.