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KERG Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 17 May 2002
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Around Mount Isa
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The area currently covered by the Agreement is located in the vicinity of Mount Isa and covers an area of about 50,212 square kilometres. There is a primary area and an additional 52 discrete areas covered by the Agreement. The additional 52 discrete areas are primarily located in five separate places along the boundary of the primary area, being in the vicinities of Camooweal, Duchess, Woobera, Butra and Selwyn. Not all land and water within the external boundary may be covered by the Agreement. For example, the Agreement does not cover freehold land within that boundary. The Agreement area falls totally within Queensland and within the City Council of Mount Isa and Shire Councils of Boulia, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry and McKinlay. In certain circumstances the area covered by the Agreement may be reduced before it is entered on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements. Please note that a document is available entitled 'Attachment A to Kerg Public Notice' which contains geographic co-ordinate description for the external boundary of each of the primary area and the additional 52 discrete areas; a listing of the Lot/Plan identifiers covered in these additional 52 discrete areas; an A3 map depicting these areas; details of areas within the external boundaries that are not covered by the Agreement; and details from the Agreement of the circumstances in which the Area covered by the Agreement may be reduced. To request a copy please contact the National Native Title Tribunal on Freecall 1800 640 501.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI01/7
Alternative Names:
  • Kalkadoon Explorer Reference Group ILUA
  • Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Exploration | Future Act | Land Use | Native Title
    Summary Information:
    The KERG (Kalkadoon Explorer Reference Group) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) covers an area around Mount Isa. Under the agreement the Kalkadoon People (the registered native title claimants in the area) agree to the grant of Exploration Permits (EPs) by the State of Queensland, subject to conditions. The right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply to these grants. This will enable the backlog of applications for tenements in the agreement area made to the State by grantees, to be processed without requiring the longer timeframes of the right to negotiate process that would otherwise apply.

    The Kalkadoon People are not associated with the Carpentaria Land Council. (Department of Natural Resources and Mines, 2003)

    Under the agreement, EPs may be granted to an 'Explorer' for up to 5 years, subject to the Explorer signing an 'Exploration Deed' and a set of 'Native Title Conditions' defined in the ILUA and provided that the Explorer has executed the 'Ancillary Agreement' required under the ILUA. On being granted an EP, the explorers may conduct 'Work Activities' in the area. EPs granted under the ILUA may be renewed, provided they remain subject to the conditions of the agreement.

    Related Entries

  • Kalkadoon / MIM Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Mount Isa City Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Kalkadoon People
  • James Watts Taylor (Waditja) and others on behalf of the Kalkadoon People - Signatory

  • References

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


    Kerg 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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