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Mabuiag (No 2) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 December 2015
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Mabuiag Island, Queensland, Australia
The Agreement Area covers the lots of a number of houses in the vicinity of School Street on Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 1 December 2015. This is a Body Corporate Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: QI2015/080
Subject Matter:Housing, Construction and Infrastructure
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/searchRegApps/NativeTitleRegisters/Pages/ILUA_details.aspx?NNTT_Fileno=QI2015/080
Summary Information:
Mabuiag (No 2) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is a Body Corporate Agreement between:

- State of Queensland Acting through the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (State) (applicant); and

- Goemulgaw (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC (Corporation); and

- Torres Strait Island Regional Council (Trustee).

The purpose of this Agreement to grant a social housing lease and allow for construction, maintenance and repair of social housing and related infrastructure within the Agreement Area.
Detailed Information:
Commencement

This ILUA was registered with the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 1 December 2015.

The Agreement Extract does not provide a specific start or end date for the Agreement. The Agreement Extract states that the Agreement is to commence on the Execution Date. Clauses 5 and 6 of the Agreement are to commence on registration, being 1 December 2015.

Use of the Agreement Area

The Right to Negotiate

The Agreement states that Part 2 Division 3 Subdivision P of the Native Title Act (in respect of the right to negotiate) does not apply to the Agreed Acts.

The Agreed Acts

The Agreement Extract states in clause 5.1 that the parties consent to doing any of the Agreed Acts for the purpose of the Project after the Execution Date.

"The Project" involves the grant of a Social Housing Lease and the construction, renovation or repair of any Social House in accordance with the terms of them Social Housing Lease and the doing of any Social Housing Infrastructure Works for the purpose of servicing those Social Houses.

The "Agreed Acts" allowed for the purpose of the Project means any of the following: -
(a) The grant by the Trustee of any Social Housing Lease or any amendment of a Social Housing Lease or the grant of any sublease of a Social Housing Lease;
(b) The registration of any Social Housing Lease or any amended Social Housing Lease under the Land Title Act 1994 (Qld);
(c) The doing of any Activity permitted or contemplated by any Social Housing Lease or any amended Social Housing Lease or any sublease of a Social Housing Lease, including any survey activities, geotechnical investigations, the clearing of any land, and the creation of any interests (other than a renewal or extension of a lease);
(d) The surrender by the State of any part of any Social Housing Lease, to facilitate the grant by the Trustee of any subsequent interest in the Agreement Area;
(e) The doing of any Social Housing Infrastructure Works.

The "Social Housing Infrastructure Works' means anything which: -
(a) permits or requires; or
(b) consists of the construction, operation, use, maintenance or repair of any road, footpath, lighting of streets, water supply, sewerage reticulation, electricity supply, domestic gas supply, communications facility or any other similar thing in the Agreement Area and which are accurately specified with particularity in a Project Notice.

Native Title in the ILUA Area

The Agreement area falls within the Mabuiag People native title application QUD6062/1998.

In Mabuiag People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1065 the Federal Court of Australia determined that the Mabuiag People hold non-exclusive native title rights and interests over the entire Determination Area.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Mabuiag People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1065 (6 July 2000)
  • Nona and Ors on behalf of the Saibai, Dauan, Mabuiag, Badu and Boigu Peoples v State of Queensland [2005] FCA 1118 (15 August 2005)
  • Mabuiag Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Islanders Board of Industry and Service and Mabuiag People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Mabuiag Island Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (QLD) - Signatory
  • Goemulgaw (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation - Signatory
  • Torres Strait Island Regional Council - Signatory
  • People
  • Mabuiag People

  • Documents

    Document
    Mabuiag (No 2) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Extract - ( PDF)
    Mabuiag (No 2) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Schedule 1 Map of Agreement Area - ( PDF)
    Mabuiag (No 2) Torres Strait Social Housing Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Schedule 2 Written Description of Agreement Area - ( PDF)

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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Aboriginal Corporation (Australia) | Future Act (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Local Government | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title Holders (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title Determination (Australia) | Right To Negotiate (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia)

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