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Coconut Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 24 May 2001
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Coconut Island, Torres Strait
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes that the area covered by the agreement is 'all the land and waters on Coconut Island (Poruma), in the Torres Strait, Queensland, to the high water mark.' The ILUA covers an area of 0.406 sq km and lies within the Torres Shire Council local government area and the Torres Strait Regional Authority ATSIC region.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QIA2000/00
Subject Matter: | Native Title | Future Act | Land Use
Summary Information:
The Coconut Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) deals with the interests of Telstra Corporation on Coconut Island in the Torres Strait.

The native title holders have agreed that Telstra can conduct work on existing Telstra sites on the island, without notifying them. However, the ILUA states that '[t]his is not intended to affect Telstra's obligation to notify the Native Title Holders of its intention to enter the land or waters adjacent to any Existing Site if required to do so by Law.' Consent is also given for the grant or regrant of 'any Occupancy Agreement' to Telstra for the existing sites or for proposed 'construction of a Future Telecommunication Facility.'

Related Entries

  • Poruma People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1066 (7 July 2000) AND Warraber People v State of Queensland - Requirement
  • Organisation
  • Torres Shire Council
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Porumalgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation RNTBC - Signatory
  • Telstra Corporation Limited - Signatory
  • Poruma Island Council
  • Torres Strait Regional Authority
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Opeta Fauid - Signatory
  • Poruma People

  • References

    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Coconut Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)


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

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