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Winton ILUA - Maiawali and Karuwali People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 13 June 2002
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:South west of Winton
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The area covered by the Agreement is located to the south west of Winton, approximately 270 kms south east of Mount Isa and covers an area of about 49,110 sq kms. The Agreement falls within the Shires of Barcoo, Boulia, Diamantina, Longreach and Winton.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2001/028
Subject Matter:Exploration | Future Act | Land Use | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Winton ILUA - Maiawali and Karuwali People Indigenous Land Use Agreement facilitates the granting of mining tenements to opal miners in an area near Winton in central Queensland.

Rather than going through the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), under the agreement Prospecting Permits, Exploration Permits, Mining Claims and Mining Leases can be granted to opal miners between 2001 to 2011 subject to conditions specified in the agreement. Conditions include:
- payment by the grantee of an amount for each tenement granted;
- limited timeframes for each type of tenement granted, being 3 months for Prospecting Permits, 12 months for Exploration Permits, 5 years for Mining Claims and 10 years for Mining Leases; and
- specified size limitations for the tenements (except Prospecting Permits).

Mining Claims and Leases may be renewed as long as they remain subject to the specified conditions.
A proceeding in the Queensland Land and Resources Tribunal regarding an application for Mining Lease No. 95482 within the area of the Winton ILUA, recommended that the lease be granted in compliance with the terms of the ILUA. (See the Online Resources section for a link to this decision).

Related Entries

  • Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation) - Signatory
  • Queensland Boulder Opal Association - Signatory
  • Winton Shire Council
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Diamantina Shire Council
  • Barcoo Shire Council
  • Longreach Shire Council
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Maiawali People
  • Karuwali People
  • Ella Teresa Gordon & others on behalf of the Maiawali and Karuwali People - Signatory
  • Name withheld for cultural reasons - Signatory

  • References

    Queensland Land and Resources Tribunal (2004) Re V.M. Burton & Anor [2004] QLRT 93
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Winton ILUA - Maiawali and Karuwali People 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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