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Budina and Towera Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 3 May 2018
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 5 of the Agreement, as that part of Towera Pastoral Lease (N049957) that falls within Native Title Determination Application WAD131/2004 Budina People (WC2004/005).

State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
The area is within the jurisdiction of the Shire of Carnarvon
Legal Status:

Registered with the National Native Title Tribuna (NNTT) on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 3 May 2018. This is an authorised body corporate agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: WI2017/021
Subject Matter:Access | Future Act | Native Title | Pastoral Activities | Tourism
Summary Information:

The Budina and Towera Indigenus Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was agreed under the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) between Pindarra Pastoral Pty Ltd and the Budina Aboriginal Corporation.

The agreement area covers about 1720 sq km, located 241 km north-east of Carnarvon.

The purpose of the agreement is to provide consent for access, pastoral activities and low impact tourism.

The Native Title Representative Body for this area is the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation.

Detailed Information:


The agreement commences in full on the date of registration, 3 May 2018.


The agreement, except for Clause 15 (Confidentiality), terminates automatically upon the end of the Pastoral Lease or by the written agreement of all the parties.

Native Title Provisions:

Right to negotiate:

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

Future Act Provisions:

The Extract notes that there are statements within the agreement of the kind mentioned in ss24EB(1) or 24EBA(1) or (4) of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), and so the consequences set out under those sections are triggered by this agreement. This means that the agreement provides consent for the doing of certain acts by non-native title parties. Specifically, this agreement provides for consent for the doing of the following acts:

  • the renewal, re-making or re-grant of the Pastoral Lease from time to time.
  • the grant of a licence, permit, or authorisation from time to time, including any amendment or renewal, re-making or re-granting of the Pastoral Lease, to conduct activities for agricultural purposes (including the diversification and intensification of pastoral related activities) on the Pastoral Lease;
  • the grant of leases, licences and permits from time to time to conduct Low Impact Tourism activity in the Pastoral Lease; and
  • the grant of a pastoral lease from time to time in relation to all or part of any Stock Route or Reserve, to the extent and in the terms of schedule 2 of the agreement.

Native Title in the Area:

The agreement is located within the area of native title recognoised by the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) in the proceeding Lyndon on behalf of the Budina People v State of Western Australia [2017] FCA 1214 (FCA File No.: WAD131/2004; NNTT File No.: WCD2017/006).

Related Entries

  • Lyndon on behalf of the Budina People v State of Western Australia [2017] FCA 1214
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Pindarra Pastoral Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Budina Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC - Signatory
  • Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Budina People

  • Documents

    National Native Title Tribunal Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements for WL2017/021 as at 3/5/2018 (Budina and Towera ILUA) - ( PDF | PDF | PDF)


    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title Registers | Party to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Australia)

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