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Barrow Creek CLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 17 November 2003
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Barrow Creek area
State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia
The area of the ILUA is comprised of Exploration Licences 10013, Substituted Exploration Licences 10038 and 22042 and those parts of Exploration Licence Applications 7779 and 5876 that are with the Stirling perpetual pastoral lease (PPL 1103). The area of the ILUA is 1613sq km and is situated about 260 kms north of Alice Springs, near Barrow Creek.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: DI2003/009
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Exploration | Mining and Minerals | Native Title | Land Use | Compensation
Summary Information:
The Barrow Creek Central Land Council (CLC) Indigenous Land Use Agreement marks the one hundredth ILUA to be registered with the National Native Title Tribunal. The ILUA was made between the CLC on behalf of the native title holders and two mining companies, Newmont Gold Exploration Pty Ltd and Normandy NFM Limited. It allows for exploration and mining by Newmont/Normandy in an area north-west of Barrow Creek in the Northern Territory.

The ILUA specifies that the parties agree to the granting and use of all current and future Exploration Licences (ELs) and Mineral Leases (MLs) within the area of the agreement. Use of the ELs and MLs includes the construction, operation, repair and maintenance of associated requirements such as water resources, pipelines, roads or airstrips.

The native title holders also agree to allow Newmont/Normandy to carry out other activities regarding environmental and cultural protection. These include:
- activities 'to minimise the environmental impact of exploration and mining and to promote the rehabilitation of any part of the Area which has been subjected to exploration and mining';
- activities for 'the protection of any Native Title rights and interests including the protection of sacred sites';
- the manner in which native title rights and interests will be exercised by the native title holders; and
- arrangements for compensation.

Related Entries

  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Central Land Council - Signatory
  • Normandy Mining Limited - Signatory
  • Newmont Mining Corporation - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (2003) 100th Indigenous Land Use Agreement a Native Title Milestone
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Barrow Creek CLC 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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