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North Queensland Gas Pipeline Northern Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 15 December 2003
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:North North-West of Moranbah
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The area of this ILUA covers the northern section of the gas pipeline corridor, located north north-west of Moranbah towards Townsville in north east Queensland. The ILUA is within the Burdekin Shire Council and the Thuringowa and Townsville City Councils.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2003/020
Subject Matter: | Native Title | Mining and Minerals | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Cultural Heritage
Summary Information:
The North Queensland Gas Pipeline Northern Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) relates to the development of a gas pipeline. This ILUA allows the North Queensland Gas Pipeline Project group to proceed with plans to construct the northern section of a 390 kilometre gas pipeline from Moranbah to Townsville, while ensuring the protection of cultural heritage for traditional owner groups. The southern and central sections of the pipeline are covered by related agreements (see below). Nine traditional owner groups are covered by the entirety of the pipeline.

The parties consent to the grant of the 'Project Rights', those being all the necessary 'approvals, consents, licences, titles, renewals and other entitlements required' for the project in the area of the agreement. Unlike the related Southern and Central ILUAs, the information available on the agreement does not state whether the parties specifically agree not to challenge the validity of any of these Project Rights.

Further information about the gas pipeline and related energy production project is available on the Enertrade website at: (at 21 June 2005).

Related Entries

  • North Queensland Gas Pipeline Central Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • North Queensland Gas Pipeline Southern Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Central Queensland Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Thuringowa City Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Enertrade (NQ) Pipeline No 1 Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Enertrade (NQ) Pipeline No 2 Pty Ltd (Enertrade JV) - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • People
  • Jangga People
  • Wulgurukaba People
  • Juru People
  • Inland Nebo Group
  • Bindal People
  • Barada Barna Kabalbara and Yetimarala People
  • Birri People
  • Kudjula People
  • Kevin Ross & others on behalf of the Bindal People - Signatory
  • Arthur Johnson & others on behalf of the Wulgurukaba People - Signatory
  • Lilia R Lampton and others, on behalf of the Juru People - Signatory
  • Wiri People

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (2004) Three Historic Native Title Agreements Enable NQ Gas Pipeline to Go Ahead
    National Native Title Tribunal (2004) Native Title Agreements Win Reconciliation Award
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name
    Queensland Department of State Develeopment and Innovation North Queensland Gas Pipeline


    The North Queensland Gas Pipeline Northern 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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