Cracow Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 23 June 2003
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The area of the ILUA is defined by Graticular Blocks and Sub-blocks on the Brisbane Index Map as follows: 866/ T,U,Y,Z; 938/ E,K; 939/ A,F,L,M,Q,R,V,W; 1011/ B,C,D,G,H,J,K,M,N,O,P,R,S,T,U,W,X,Y,Z; 1012/ Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z; 1013/ Q,R,V,W; 1083/ B,C,D,E,G,H,J,K,M,N,O,P,R,S,T,U,W,X,Y,Z; 1084/ A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z; 1085/ A,B,F,G,L,M,Q,R,V,W; 1155/ B,C,D,E,G,H,J,K,M,N,O,P,R,S,T,U,W,X,Y,Z; 1156/ A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z; 1157/ A,B,F,G,L,M,Q,R,V,W; 1227/ B,C,D,E,G,H,J,K; 1228/ A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K; and 1229/ A,B,F. The ILUA area is located approximately 15 kilometres south-east of Theodore and 80 kilmetres south-west of Biloela in central Queensland. It is within the Banana and Taroom Shire Council areas and the Central Queensland ATSIC regions.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2002/053
Subject Matter:Exploration | Future Act | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
Summary Information:
The Cracow Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) allows for a mining project to proceed in central Queensland. Three mining tenements are granted to Newcrest Mining Limited on behalf of a joint venture of four companies. The native title parties of the area also consent to the grant of future applications over the area for exploration or mining tenements and any other title, tenure, approval or proposal required for the mining project. Granting of tenements is defined as a future act and without the ILUA would be subject to the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) - the ILUA specifies that these provisions do not apply in relation to the grant of these mining tenements nor any of the future applications. Parties consent to the grants 'provided that at the time of the grants there is no Outstanding Breach' by the companies - this indicates that the grants are approved subject to a set of conditions.

Related Entries

  • Anderson on behalf of the Wulli Wulli People v State of Queensland (No 3) [2015] FCA 821
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Taroom Shire Council
  • Newcrest Mining Ltd - Signatory
  • Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation) - Signatory
  • Newcrest Operations Ltd, Sedimentary Holdings Ltd, Sedgold Pty Ltd and Fernyside Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • People
  • The Iman Applicants - Signatory
  • Anderson & others on behalf of the Wulli Wulli People - Signatory

  • References

    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name


    Cracow Project Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)


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