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