Details of the Agreement: The Agreement Area covers about 861 sq km, located approximately 60 km south of Mackay in the vicinity of Nebo.
Commencement: The ILUA commenced on 30 August 2016. From the execution date, the agreement is binding, of a type referred to in the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld). Execution date means the date the last party signed the agreement. From the registration date, the agreement is an Indigenous Land Use Agreement binding on all parties and those who hold native title in the agreement area.
Native Title Provisions: The ILUA does have statements that reference subsection 24EB(1) or 24EBA(1) or (4) of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Ergon Energy and its contractors have permission to undertake low native title impact activities on the land, as outlined in schedule 2 of the agreement. Low native title activities include: maintaining electricity infrastructure, street lights, power line poles, access to tracks, and tree lopping and clearing. Ergon Energy can be granted leases, easements, permits, licences or any way-leave agreement to access the land for the purpose of electricity regulation. For further details of what constitutes low native title impact activities see Schedule 2 attached below under documents.
Native Title in the ILUA Area: The agreement area includes all land and waters within the external boundary of native title determination application QUD380/2008 Barada Barna Peoples (QC2008/011); subject to native title determination application QUD492/2013 Widi People of the Nebo Estate #2 (QC2013/006).