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

Date: 22 January 2003
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Near Forsayth (southwest and inland from Cairns)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The Agreement area of 2993 sq kms is located near Croydon, approximately 136 kms west of Georgetown, north-central Queensland. The Agreement area falls within the Croydon and Etheridge Shires Councils.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2003/007
Subject Matter:Native Title | Future Act | Exploration | Mining and Minerals | Land Use | Compensation
Summary Information:
In the Tagalaka People Exploration Permit Backlog Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA), the Tagalaka 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 five 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 Tagalaka People nor have 'breached any conditions' relating to that EP.

On being granted a tenement, the explorers may conduct 'Exploration Activities' in the area.

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

Related Entries

  • Croydon Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) - Signatory
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • North Queensland Land Council (NQLC)
  • Legislation
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • People
  • Tagalaka People
  • Janet Busch and others on behalf of the Tagalaka People - Signatory

  • References

    Media Release
    Stephen Robertson, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland (2004) New ILUAs to Boost Mining in North Queensland
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Tagalaka People 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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