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Townsville RAAF Base #2 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 23 February 2004
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The Agreement area of approximately 1.57 square kilometres is located to the north of Townsville International Airport within the Townsville City Council. The Agreement comprises of Lot 1 on Plan SP150806.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal file no.: QI2002/07
Subject Matter:Land Transaction | Land Use | Defence | Future Act
Summary Information:
The Townsville RAAF Base #2 ILUA allows for the granting of an area of land from the State of Queensland to the Commonwealth of Australia. The land will be used by the Commonwealth for defence purposes. The ILUA specifies that the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply to the grant of the land.

The ILUA covers an amendment to an earlier ILUA over the area. The additional land included in the amendment will enable the construction of Ordnance Loading Aprons (OLA) and further accommodate a Quick Reaction Alert Facility to support the RAAF base operations. In her media release about the agreement, the Hon. Fran Bailey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, explained that OLA are used 'to allow aircraft weapons to be more effectively loaded onto Air Force combat aircraft and consists of ten aprons for fighter and strike aircraft and four for maritime patrol aircraft'.

Related Entries

  • Townsville Town Common Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Townsville RAAF Base Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Townsville Ocean Terminal Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • 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
  • Kevin Ross, Norman Hegarty, Norman Lymburner, Lorna Lymburner Doolan, Pam Purcell, Emmanuel Ross and Edward Smallwood on behalf of the Bindal People - Signatory
  • Arthur Johnson, Alec White and Bernard Johnson OAM on behalf of the Wulgurukaba 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


    Townsville RAAF Base #2 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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