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Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd - Eastern Guruma Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 5 March 2004
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Pilbara region
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
The Agreement Area is approximately 6,774 square kms, but excludes: land and waters covered by valid acts under the NTA done on or before 23 December 1996; and land and waters in relation to which native title rights and interests have been extinguished. The Agreement Area is located 40km north of Paraburdoo and 150km south-south east of Karratha, near Tom Price in the Pilbara region of WA. It is within the local government Shire of Ashburton and the Yamatji ATSIC region.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: WI2001/001
Subject Matter:Compensation | Education | Employment and Training | Exploration | Future Act | Land Use | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd - Eastern Guruma Indigenous Land Use Agreement validates new and existing activities (future acts) carried out substantially in relation to large scale iron ore mining by Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd or the Hamersley Iron Ore Group. The ILUA also covers the granting and exercise of rights under prospecting, exploration and retention licences to Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd in the area. Parties to the ILUA agree that new activities ('new future acts') can be done without compliance with the right to negotiate procedures under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA). The activities are agreed subject to conditions, including respecting an Aboriginal heritage protocol. The ILUA does not extinguish native title rights and interests. $38 million will be paid in trust over twenty years for use in education, training, employment, business and community development for the Eastern Guruma people.

Related Entries

  • Guruma Memorandum of Understanding
  • Eastern Guruma Agreement
  • Pilbara Iron - Eastern Guruma Body Corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Hughes on behalf of the Eastern Guruma People (No 2) v State of Western Australia [2012] FCA 1267
  • Organisation
  • Guruma Mali Wartu Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • State of Western Australia - Signatory
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Peter Stevens, Nelson Hughes & Eva Connors - Signatory
  • Guruma People

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (2004) Media Release: Eastern Guruma People and mining companies reach native title agreement in Pilbara, WA
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd - Eastern Guruma 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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