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Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples and Maldon Resources Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 7 January 2013
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
The ILUA area covers approximately 0.05 square kilometres of land over Mining Licence Application 5529 and is located about 2 kilometres north of Maldon.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 07/01/2013, this is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File Number: VI2012/004
Subject Matter:Access | Land Management | Land Use | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples and Maldon Resources Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an area agreement between:
- Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group (applicant); and
- Maldon Resources Pty Ltd.

The purpose of this ILUA is to provide Maldon Resources Pty Ltd with a licence to mine in the ILUA area.
Detailed Information:
Details of the Agreement


The ILUA commences on the date that it is executed by all parties. It operates for the duration of the mining licence unless it is terminated by the agreement in writing by all parties.


The parties agree that Part 2, Division 3, Subdivision P of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), which concerns the right to negotiate, does not apply to the grant and use of the mining licence.

The parties also agree to:
- the State of Victoria granting the mining licence to the proponent and any the granting of any consent required by or on behalf of the proponent pursuant to the licence in respect of the licence area;
- the use of the licence and of any consent required pursuant to the licence by the proponent in respect of the licence area; and
- that any such licence granted, or any mining carried out in respect of the licence area pursuant to the licence is valid.

The licence area is the area of land and/or waters covered by this ILUA.

Native Title in the ILUA Area

The Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples filed a native title claim with the Federal Court of Australia as proceeding VID6001/00 on 19 July 2000. On 28 March 2013, the Victorian Government and the Dja Dja Warrung people reached a native title settlement, recognising the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional owner group for approximately 266,532 hectares of Crown land in central Victoria. The ILUA area is subject to this land.

Related Entries

  • Maldon Resources Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • People
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Area Agreement (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Native Title Applications/Claims (Australia) | Native Title Holders (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title Determination (Australia) | Proprietary Company

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