Ewamian and Tagalaka Peoples Joint Backlog Exploration Permits Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Date: 7 October 2003
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Between Georgetown and Gilbert River
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
The area of the agreement is 2712.96 sq kms, located over specific land parcels between Georgetown and Gilbert River, inland from Townsville in north east Queensland. The land parcels are comprised of the following Exploration Permits: EPM11475, EPM 12220, EPM11892, EPM 12469, EPM 12473, EPM12472, EPM12477, EPM 12590, EPM12476 and EPM12479. The area is within the Etheridge Shire Council area.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: QI2003/010
  • Compensation - The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements states that "Clause 14.1 sets out conditions for compensation payments to the Native Title Group for the grant of an EP or MDL in reliance on the agreement."
  • Subject Matter:Compensation | Exploration | Future Act | Land Use | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
    Summary Information:
    In the Ewamian and Tagalaka Peoples Joint Backlog Exploration Permits Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA), the Ewamian and Tagalaka People have agreed to the grant of Exploration Permits (EPs) and Mineral Development Licences (MDLs) by the State of Queensland. The right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply to these grants. This will enable the backlog of applications for tenements in the agreement area, made to the State by grantees, to be processed without requiring the longer timeframes of the right to negotiate process that would otherwise apply. EPs and MDLs may be granted to an 'Explorer' subject to conditions specified in the agreement. On being granted a tenement, the grantees may conduct 'Exploration Activities' in the area, in line with the conditions. EPs and MDLs granted under the ILUA may be renewed, provided they remain subject to the conditions of the agreement and the grantee has paid a compensation amount to the 'Native Title Group' specified in the agreement.

    Related Entries

  • Ewamian - Etheridge Shire Council (Charleston Dam Project) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • State of Queensland - Signatory
  • North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) - Signatory
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Tatampi Puranga Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • People
  • Ewamian People
  • Katie Georgetown & others on behalf of the Ewamian People - Signatory
  • Janet Busch and others on behalf of the Tagalaka People - Signatory
  • Tagalaka People - Signatory

  • Documents

    Ewamian and Tagalaka Peoples Joint Backlog Exploration Permits Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)


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