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Larrakia and Phillips Oil Company Australia Agreement

Date: 1 January 1999
Sub Category:Land Use Agreement
Place:Wickam Point, Darwin
State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia
Subject Matter:Employment and Training | Environmental Heritage | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Native Title | Mining and Minerals
Summary Information:
In 1999 Phillips Oil Company signed a landmark agreement with the Larrakia people of Darwin over the commercial development of a liquefied Natural Gas Plant at Wickam Point in Darwin Harbour.
In 1998, the National Native Title Tribunal had approved the compulsory acquisition of any native title rights and interests for the construction of the Plant, but the company recognised the long term benefits of an agreement with the Indigenous peoples. The agreement ensured employment opportunities for the Larrakia people as well as environmental and site protection safeguards.

Related Entries

  • Alice Springs to Darwin Corridor Agreement
  • Residential Development Agreement between the Larrakia and the Northern Territory Government
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation - Aboriginal Representative Party
  • Phillips Oil Company Australia - Signatory
  • People
  • Larrakia People
  • Dangalaba People - Signatory

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribubal (1998) Way Cleared for Wickam Point Project
    Northern Land Council (1999) Landmark Native Title Agreement


    Land Use Agreement (Australia)

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