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Townsville RAAF Base Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 18 October 2001
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The area covered by the Agreement is located adjacent to the Garbutt Airport, also known as Townsville RAAF Base, in the Townsville region and covers an area of about 1.56 sq kms. The Agreement area covers proposed Lot 1 Plan SP126297 and falls within the City of Townsville.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QIA2001/00
  • - Area of land set aside for construction of artificial aquatic and birdlife habitat, in compensation.
  • Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Native Title | Environmental Heritage | Defence | Water | Land Use
    Summary Information:
    The Townsville RAAF Base Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) between the native title parties of the area, the Wulgurkaba and the Bindal peoples, and the Commonwealth of Australia, covers an area of land at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base in Townsville that will be used for defence purposes. The ILUA was not made to enable a future act to be done or validated under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

    The agreement was made in conjunction with an agreement covering an area of land in the Townsville Town Common, north of the RAAF base, on which a permanent water source and artificial habitat for birds and aquatic life will be constructed, in compensation for the effect on native title rights of the RAAF base development.
    This ILUA was amended and a subsequent ILUA was registered, Townsville RAAF Base #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreement.

    Related Entries

  • Townsville Town Common Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Townsville RAAF Base #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Townsville Ocean Terminal Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
  • Townsville City Council
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • State of Queensland
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Department of Defence
  • Central Queensland Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Wulgurukaba People - Signatory
  • Bindal People - Signatory
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Department of Defence Heritage Management Strategy

  • References

    Media Release
    The Hon. Fran Bailey, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (2003) Townsville Indigenous Land Use Agreement
    The Hon Fran Bailey, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (2002) Fran Bailey to open $70 million RAAF base redevelopment
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Townsville RAAF Base 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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