Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples and Hodges Resources Ltd (EL4907) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|Date: ||7 September 2012|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|This Exploration Licence covers approximately 30 square kilometers and is located in central Victoria, 15 kilometres north-west of Tarnagulla.|
|Legal Status: ||Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 7 September 2012. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).|
|Legal Reference: ||National Native Title Tribunal File No.: VI2012/002|
|Summary Information: |
|The Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples and Hodges Resources Ltd (EL4907) Exploration Agreement was agreed between:
- Gary John Murray, Brando Morgan, Robert Herbert Nicholls, Rodney John Carter, Graham John Atkinson, Carmel Priscilla Barry, Connie Harrison Edwards and Fay Carter on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group.
- Hodges Resources Limited.
The purpose of this agreement is to enable the state to grant an exploration licence to Hodges Resources Limited. |
|Detailed Information: |
|Details of the Agreement
Under this agreement the parties consent to:
- a grant by the State of the Licence to the proponent and to any consent required by or on behalf of the proponent pursuant to the Licence in respect of the Licence area;
- the use of the Licence and of any consent required pursuant to the Licence, by the
proponent in respect of the Licence area; and
- agree that any such exploration done in respect of the Licence area is valid.
The right to negotiate does not apply to the Licence.
The exploration Licence includes exploration for minerals, conducting geological, geophysical and geochemical surveys; drilling; taking samples
for the purposes of chemical or other analysis; extracting minerals from land, other than for the purpose of producing them commercially.
Native Title in the ILUA Area
The Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples filed a native title claim with the Federal Court of Australia as proceeding VID6001/00 on 19 July 2000. On 28 March 2013, the Victorian Government and the Dja Dja Warrung people reached a native title settlement, recognising the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional owner group for approximately 266,532 hectares of Crown land in central Victoria. The ILUA area is subject to this land.