Mabuiag Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|24 May 2001
|Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
|Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait
|The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements states that the area covered by the agreement is 'all the land and waters on Mabuiag Island, in the Torres Strait, Queensland, to the high water mark.' The ILUA covers an area of 6.407 sq km and lies within the Torres Shire Council local government area and the Torres Strait Regional Authority ATSIC region.
|Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
|National Native Title Tribunal File No: QIA2000/00
| | Native Title | Future Act | Land Use
|The Mabuiag Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) deals with the interests of Telstra Corporation on Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait.
The native title holders have agreed that Telstra can conduct work on existing Telstra sites on the island, without notifying them. However, the ILUA states that '[t]his is not intended to affect Telstra's obligation to notify the Native Title Holders of its intention to enter the land or waters adjacent to any Existing Site if required to do so by Law'. Consent is also given for the grant or regrant of 'any Occupancy Agreement' to Telstra for the existing sites or for proposed 'Construction of a Future Telecommunication Facility'.