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Northern Gas Pipeline: CLC Tennant Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 7 April 2017
Sub Category:Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)

The Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes the area subject to this ILUA, per Schedule 1 of the agreement, as covering all the land and waters within a buffer extending 500 metres north and 250 metres south of a line passing through the co-ordinate points as listed in Schedule 1, and that is within the external boundary of Tennant Creek Station (being NT Portion 1075)

State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia
The area is within the jurisdiction of the Barkly Regional Council.
Legal Status:

Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 02/03/2018. This is an authorised area agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: Dl2017/005
Subject Matter:Economic Development | Future Act | Native Title | Oil and Gas
Summary Information:

The ful name of this agreement is the Northern Gas Pipeline: Central Land Council (CLC) Tennant Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA). It was made under the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) between:

  • Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd;
  • the Central Land Council; and
  • the Northern Territory of Australia.

The agreement area covers approx. 21 sq km of land comprised of a 750m wide corridor that extends approx. 29 km eastward from a point commencing about 25 km east of the Three Ways Roadhouse and ending at a point about 54 km east of Three Ways Roadhouse.

The purpose of the ILUA is to provide consent for the development of the Northern Gas Pipeline in the agreement area.

The Native Title Representative Body for this area is the Central Land Council.

Detailed Information:

Details of the Agreement:


The agreement operates from 7 April 2017.&


The agreement will terminate on the date that the Principal Agreement terminates, unless terminated earlier in accordance with clause 6.6(b) of the agreement. The Extract does not include the text of this clause.

Native Title Provisions:

Right to negotiate

The parties agree that the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply with respect to the agreed acts.

Future act provisions

The Extract notes that there are statements within the agreement of the kind which are mentioned in ss 24EB(1) or 24EBA(1) or (4) of the Native Title Act1993(Cth), and so the consequences set out under these sections are triggered. This means that the agreement provides consent for the doing of certain acts by the non-native title parties.Specifically the agreement provides consent for the doing of the following acts:

  • the validating of all acts done invalidly prior to the registration of this agreement;
  • the grant of the pipeline licence, meaning any licence granted to Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd persuant to s 15 of the Energy Pipelines Act 1981 (NT) in response to the application (initial licence), and any substitution, renewal or extension of the initial licence provided that no rights different to that created by the initial licence are created;
  • the grant of any right, title or interest in respect of the pipeline or the Project;
  • the grant of tenure;
  • the conduct of the activities;
  • the operation of the pipeline; and
  • all acts necessary or incidental to the above acts or to the implementation of the Project provided that such acts have no greater effect on native title than any of the above acts.

The pipeline is specified as being a single approx. 622 km buried high pressure gas pipeline with a nominal diameter of approx. 12 iinches from the Amadeus Gas Pipeline near Tennant Creek to the Carpentaria Gas Pipeline near Mt Isa

Related Entries

  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Northern Territory of Australia - Signatory
  • Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Central Land Council - Signatory
  • Barkly Regional Council
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Energy Pipelines Act 1981 (NT)

  • Documents

    National Native Title Tribunal Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements for DI2017/005 as at 2/3/2018 (Northern Gas Pipeline: CLC Tennant ILUA). - ( PDF | PDF | PDF)


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