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Dja Dja Wurrung People and Ironbark Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 22 February 2013
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:In the vicinity of Bridgewater
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
The ILUA area is approximately 187 square kilometres, located about 7 kilometres southwest of Bridgewater.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 22 February 2013. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: VI2012/005
Subject Matter:Access | Land Management | Land Use | Management / Administration | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Dja Dja Wurrung People and Ironbark Mining Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an area agreement between:
- Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group (applicant); and
- Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd;

The purpose of the ILUA is to grant Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd licences to conduct certain mining related activities in the ILUA area.
Detailed Information:
Details of the Agreement

Commencement and Duration

The ILUA commences on the day it is executed by the two parties to the ILUA. This date is not specified in the ILUA extract. It operates for the duration of the granted licences unless it is terminated by agreement in writing.


The parties to the ILUA agree that Subdivision P, Division 3, Part 2 of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), concerning the right to negotiate, does not apply to the licence granted.

The parties also agree:
- to the grant by the State of Victoria of the licences to Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd and to any consent required by or on behalf of Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd pursuant to the licences in respect of the licence areas; and
- to the use of the licences and of any consent required pursuant to the licences, by Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd in respect of the licence areas; and
- that any such exploration done in respect of the licence areas is valid.

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 a part of this land.

Related Entries

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  • Organisation
  • Ironbark Mining Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Area Agreement (Australia) | Future Act (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Right To Negotiate (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | State Government | Consent Determination (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title Applications/Claims (Australia) | Party to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Australia)

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