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Wulli Wulli People Protected Areas Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 18 September 2015
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Lot 40 on Plan NPW578; Lot 30 on Plan NPW493; Lot 8 on Plan LE254; and Lot 10 on Plan LE160, Queensland, Australia
Local Government Area is Banana Shire Council. The ILUA is located within the catchment for the Queensland South Native Title Services. This is the Aboriginal representative council for this area. The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes the area covered by the agreement as follows: 'The agreement covers about 179 sq km, being the Precipice and southern part of Isla Gorge National Parks, about 17 km west of Cracow'.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 29 January 2016. This is an Authorised Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2015/082.
Alternative Names:
  • Wulli Wulli People
  • State of Queensland
  • Subject Matter:Access | Native Title | Water
    URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/searchRegApps/NativeTitleRegisters/ILUA%20Register/2015/QI2015.082/ILUARegisterExport.pdf
    Summary Information:
    'The Wulli Wulli Claim was filed on 17 July 2000. It covers an area of approximately 5,432 square kilometres and includes the towns of Theodore and Cracow, pastoral properties, Precipice & Isla Gorge National Parks, state forests and sections of the Wulli Wulli People's beloved Dawson River.' (Banana Shire Council,2015) 'History shows Wulli Wulli people lived here up to 10, 000 years ago when they used the land to hunt and gather, and used weapons, traditional customs and spiritual beliefs.' (Central Telegraph,2015)

    The Wulli Wulli People Protected Areas Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was agreed between the Wulli Wulli People and the government on 18 September 2015. The purpose of the ILUA is to provide consent for a range of acts, whether or not they are 'future acts', regarding the access to and use of the land. The agreement area is located within the external boundary of the Wulli Wulli People native title claim.
    Detailed Information:
    Details of the Agreement: The ILUA is located in the Banana Shire Council. The agreement covers about 179 sq km, being the Precipice and southern part of Isla Gorge National Parks, about 17 km west of Cracow.

    Commencement: This ILUA operates from the 18 September 2015.

    Native Title Provisions: This ILUA does not contain references to subsection 24EB(1) or 24EBA(1) or (4) in Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

    Background to the Agreement: The ILUA is to allow for the protection of certain land areas for the Wulli Wulli People.

    Native Title in the ILUA Area: The ILUA is located in the native title claim area. It is one of six agreements which were subject to a conditional determination by the Federal Court of Australia on 13 August 2015 (QUD6006/2000) and later subject to a consent determination by the Federal Court of Australia on 18 July 2017.




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  • Organisation
  • Queensland South Native Title Services Limited
  • Banana Shire Council
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • Wulli Wulli Nation Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • The Wulli Wulli Applicants - Native Title Claimant

  • References

    Agreement
    National Native Title Tribunal (6 September 2017) National Native Title Tribunal Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements for QI2015/082 as at 06/09/2017.
    Media Release
    Banana Shire Council (18 August 2015) Native title rights recognised for the Wulli Wulli People
    Newspaper Article
    Central Telegraph (13 August 2015) Wulli Wulli People win landmark Federal Court case

    Documents

    Document
    Wulli Wulli People/Protected Areas ILUA - ( PDF)
    Wulli Wulli People/Protected Areas Map and Description - ( PDF)

    Glossary

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

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