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Kangoulu People ILUA Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 25 June 2004
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Vicinity of Rubyvale
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The area of the ILUA is comprised of EPM12736, EPM12831, EPM12904 and EPM12905 and is located 25km west of Emerald in the vicinity of Rubyvale in central eastern Queensland. It lies within the Emerald, Jericho and Peak Downs Shire Councils and the Central Queensland ATSIC region.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2004/003
Subject Matter:Compensation | Exploration | Future Act | Land Use | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
Summary Information:
In the Kangoulu People ILUA Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement the Kangoulu People have agreed to the grant of Exploration Permits (EPs) and Mineral Development Licences (MDLs) by the State of Queensland. The right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply to these grants. This will enable the backlog of applications for tenements in the agreement area, made to the State by grantees, to be processed without requiring the longer timeframes of the right to negotiate process that would otherwise apply.

EPs may be granted to an 'Explorer' for up to 5 years, subject to a set of 'Native Title Conditions' specified in the agreement and provided that the Explorer has paid the compensation amount required under the agreement. Explorers may be granted an MDL subject to the same provisions, as long as they have also been granted an EP under the ILUA and do not have any 'outstanding dispute' with the native title parties to the agreement nor have 'breached any conditions' relating to that EP.

On being granted a tenement, the grantees may conduct 'Exploration Activities' in the area, which are defined in the ILUA as 'activities that may be conducted under an Exploration Permit or a Mineral Development Licence but limited to Level 2 Environmentally Relevant Activities (meaning as given in the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld)).'

EPs and MDLs granted under the ILUA may be renewed, provided they remain subject to the conditions of the agreement.

Related Entries

  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation) - Signatory
  • Emerald Shire Council
  • Jericho Shire Council
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld)
  • People
  • Lillian Harrison & others on behalf of the Kangoulu - Signatory
  • Kangoulu People
  • Eyvonne Johnson and Janice Barnes on behalf of the Dunrobin Interests

  • Documents

    Kangoulu People ILUA Exploration Permit Backlog Project 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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