Pilbara Iron - Eastern Guruma Body Corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|Date: ||23 June 2008|
|Date To: ||1 January 2050 or upon the termination or expiry of the Varied Commercial agreement (whichever occurs earlier).|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|State/Country:||Western Australia, Australia|
|The area of the agreement falls within the Shire of Asburton. The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes the area covered by the agreement as follows: "The area to which native title exists according to the Eastern Guruma Determination for WAD6208/98 Eastern Guruma (WC99/26) made by Bennett J of the Federal Court on 1 March 2007 and titled Muntulgura Guruma (Part A)."|
|Legal Status: ||Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 23 June 2008. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).|
|Legal Reference: ||National Native Title Tribunal File No: WI2007/001|
|Subject Matter:||Exploration | Future Act | Mining and Minerals|
|Summary Information: |
|The Pilbara Iron - Eastern Guruma Body Corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreement was concluded between Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd (APPLICANT), Robe River Mining Company, the State of Western Australia, the Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation and Nelson Hughes, Eva Connors, Kenzie Smith, Tanya Stevens, Edna Hughes, Judith Hughes, Jocelyn Hicks, Dennis Hicks, Samantha Gonnors, Wayne Stevens, Gladys Walker and Sue Boyd (Eastern Guruma Representatives: Guruma Mali Wartu Aboriginal Corporation). It was registered with the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) on 23 June 2008.
The purpose of the ILUA is to allow exploration and mining to occur on Eastern Guruma land in exchange for compensation and protection of native title rights and interests.|
|Detailed Information: |
|On 1 March 2007, a determination was made by Justice Bennett of the Federal Court recognising the Eastern Guruma's native title rights [Hughes (on behalf of the Eastern Guruma People) v State of Western Australia  FCA 365 (see link below)]. This agreement covers that same area.
The ILUA provides for the validation of all past acts and the doing of all future acts over the agreement area by the applicant for an iron ore mining purpose including the grant of any interest in the land. |