Giants Reef Exploration Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 15 March 2001
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Tennant Creek area
State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia
The area of the ILUA covers the Tennant Creek and Phillip Creek Perpetual Pastoral Leases and the Partta Land Aboriginal Corporation, which are comprised of Northern Territory Portions 494, 1075, 408, 4071, 4073, 4096 and 4428. The area is 7489.73 sq kms in size and is located around the town of Tennant Creek, in central Northern Territory. It is not within any incorporated local government area. It is within the Yapakurlangu ATSIC region.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: DIA2000/00
  • Compensation - The full terms and conditions of the ILUA, including the details of compensation for the activities done under the agreement are not specified in the extract from the Register of Indigneous Land Use Agreements.
  • Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Mining and Minerals | Native Title | Recognition of Native Title or Traditional Ownership | Exploration | Future Act | Land Use
    Summary Information:
    The Giants Reef Exploration Pty Ltd Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) is between Giants Reef Exploration company and the native title holders of the Phillip Creek and Tennant Creek pastoral leases in the Northern Territory. The ILUA enables the grant of mining, exploration and related tenements on the land for 25 years. It covers more than 52 exploration licence applications, five mineral leases and includes all associated activities such as use of water resources for ore treatment and construction and operation of any pipeline and equipment associated with the exploration and mining. The ILUA means that the company will be able to get an unlimited number of tenements within the ILUA area readily granted in the future. In return, the ILUA acknowledges native title rights, will provide employment, training, sacred site protection, and rehabilitation of the environment. Without this ILUA, the grant of the tenements may have attracted the right to negotiate and been subject to the future act provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) or have been granted invalidly. The ILUA sets out a notification and negotiation process to extend and amend the term of the agreement, at the choice of the parties.

    Related Entries

  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Giants Reef Exploration Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Central Land Council - Signatory
  • Giants Reef Mining Limited
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (2002) Land use agreement gets final approval
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


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