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Ergon Energy and Wulli Wulli People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 29 January 2016
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:See attached map description, Queensland, Australia
Local Government Area is Banana Shire Council and North Burnett Regional 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 area covers about 5,432 sq km, in the vicinity of Theodore'.
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 Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2015/045.
Subject Matter:Access | Consultation
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 Ergon Energy and Wulli Wulli People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was agreed between the Wulli Wulli People and Ergon Energy on 29 January 2016. 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 Agreement: The ILUA is located in the Banana Shire Council and North Burnett Regional Council. The agreement area covers about 5,432 sq km, in the vicinity of Theodore.

Commencement: This ILUA commenced on 29 January 2016.

Native Title Provisions: The ILUA does have statements that reference subsection 24EB(1) or 24EBA(1) or (4) of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Background to the Agreement: The ILUA is an area agreement for consultation and protocol in relation to energy, access and community.

Native Title in the ILUA Area: The ILUA is in the native title claim area which includes the land and waters the subject of Federal Court Proceedings QUD 6006 of
2000. 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
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Banana Shire Council
  • North Burnett Regional Council
  • Ergon Energy Corporation Limited - Signatory
  • Queensland South Native Title Services Limited
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Desmond Dodd and others on their own behalf and on behalf of the Wulli Wulli People - Signatory
  • 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 QI2015/045 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
    Ergon Energy and Wulli Wulli People ILUA - ( PDF)
    Ergon Energy and Wulli Wulli People ILUA Written Description and Map - ( PDF)
    Ergon Energy and Wulli Wulli People ILUA Low Native Title Impact Activites. - ( PDF)
    Ergon Energy and Wulli Wulli People ILUA Area Information - ( PDF)

    Glossary

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

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