Reynolds Range Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|Date: ||28 October 2005|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|Location:||Northwest of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia|
|The ILUA area is located northwest of Alice Springs. The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes the area covered by the agreement as follows:
''Area' means area covered by this ILUA being the area covered by Exploration Licence Nos 23486, 23655, 23888, 23923, 23924 and 23991 at the time of making this agreement as shown on the map annexed hereto as Annexure A. Annexure A
ILUA Area Definition: The ILUA includes the combined areas of EL23486, EL23655, EL23888, EL23923, EL23924, and EL23991 as at 15 April 2005.' The ILUA area falls within the Central Remote ATSIC Regional Council.|
|Legal Status: ||Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal|
|Legal Reference: ||National Native Title Tribunal No.: DI2005/002.|
|Subject Matter:||Exploration | Future Act | Land Use | Mining and Minerals | Native Title|
|Summary Information: |
|The Reynolds Range Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was made between the Central Land Council (CLC) and Tanami Exploration NL. It provides the consent of the parties to gold exploration activities within the ILUA area.|
|Detailed Information: |
|The ILUA provides consent to, and validation for the doing of future acts within the ILUA area. This covers all matters relating to exploration licences, mineral leases and all exploration or mining activities carried out in accordance with the agreement. This includes the grant of exploration licences and mining leases, the location and development of water sources, construction, repair and maintenance of the pipeline and associated equipment as well as ongoing access to the area by the exploration company. |
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 of licences and leases would be 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 consent of the CLC on behalf of the Native Title Holders is subject to the terms and conditions set out in the ILUA.