Venn Blocks - Warlangluk (Katherine, Northern Territory) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 9 July 1999
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: DIA1999/00
Subject Matter:Health and Community Services | Horticulture | Land Transaction | Land Use | Native Title | Native Title - Extinguishment | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests
Summary Information:
The Venn Blocks - Warlangluk (Katherine, Northern Territory) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) enables the Northern Territory (through its Land Corporation) to sub-divide blocks of land south of Katherine for use in horticultural projects. The local native title and traditional owner group, the Jawoyn People, agreed to surrender their native title rights over the land. In return they received freehold title to 16 hectares of nearby land, which is vested in the Warlungluk Aboriginal Corporation. This land was planned for use by the Kalano (Aboriginal) Community Association as an alcohol rehabilitation facility and other community purposes. A land rights claim over the area made under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth) was withdrawn by the Northern Land Council as part of the Agreement.

Related Entries

  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Jawoyn Association - Signatory
  • Northern Territory of Australia - Signatory
  • Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Northern Territory Land Corporation - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Katherine Land Claim No. 240 Claimants - Signatory
  • Native Title Holders of the Site and the Horticultural Land (Venn Blocks - Warlangluk Indigenous Land Use Agreement) - Signatory

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (1999) Tribunal Moves to Register Land Use Agreement
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Venn Blocks - Warlangluk (Katherine, Northern Territory) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)


    Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)