Victorian Mining Licence 5337 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|25 March 2003
|Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
|The area of the ILUA covers Mining Licence 5337, which is 0.05 sq kms in size and is located approximately 53 kms west northwest of Bendigo in central Victoria. The ILUA is within the Loddon Shire Council and the Tumbukka ATSIC region.
|Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
|National Native Title Tribunal File No: VI2002/003
|Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage | Future Act | Land Use | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
|The ML5337 Indigenous Land Use Agreement (the ILUA) is one of three ILUAs made between the Dja Dja Wurung People of central Victoria and three mine operators, opening the way for the grant of mining licences, local employment opportunities and cultural protection initiatives.
The Dja Dja Wurrung agree to the grant of Mining Licence (ML) 5337 and to 'any act necessary' to enable the mining project to occur under the ML and other relevant laws. Without this ILUA the longer timeframes of the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) may apply to the grant of the ML.
Among the benefits to flow from the ILUAs is a commitment from the miners to protect Aboriginal heritage on the mine sites and to consult with the native title group about environmental protection.
The Dja Dja Wurung People have also retained their rights to pursue their native title claim over the wider area.