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Small Mining Project - Yowah Area - Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 16 April 2004
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The area of the ILUA covers all mining leases and claims specified in the agreement, which all lie within the Bulloo, Paroo and Quilpie Shire Council areas and Goolburri ATSIC regional council in south west Queensland.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal file no.: QI2002/059
Subject Matter:Compensation | Cultural Heritage | Exploration | Future Act | Land Use | Mining and Minerals
Summary Information:
The Small Mining Project - Yowah Area Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) allows for the granting of Mining Leases and Mining Claims for opal prospecting, exploration and mining in the Yowah mining district.

The State of Queensland, the Yowah Opal Miners Community Services Incorporation (YOMCAS) and 39 named miners have made the agreement with the Queensland South Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation (the native title representative body for the area) and 5 people named as the native title parties representing the Budjiti and Mardigan People. (Details of the named parties are available from the National Native Title Tribunal on the extract for ILUA QI2002/059 from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements).

The leases and claims are granted subject to a set of 'Native Title Conditions'. Procedures relating to cultural heritage issues must be followed and the grantee is to make a payment (specified in the agreement) to the 'Native Title Group'.

The right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply to the tenements granted under this agreement.
Detailed Information:
Tenements subject to the agreement:
Mining leases
Mining claims

Related Entries

  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Queensland South Native Title Services Limited - Signatory
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)

  • References

    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Small Mining Project - Yowah Area - Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)


    Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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