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Copmanhurst Projects Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 4 October 2019
Sub Category:Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Place:Northern Rivers Region
State/Country:New South Wales, Australia
The Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes the area covered by this ILUA as about 1.6km sq, located approximately 3km east of Copmanhurst and 16km north west of Grafton. The area covered is Lot 409 on DP48826. For more information see the documents attached below. The area is within the jurisdiction of the Clarence City Council. The area is within the jurisdiction of the Clarence City Council.
Legal Status:

Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 4 October 2019. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal file no.: NI2019/001.
Subject Matter:Future Act | Housing, Construction and Infrastructure | Mining and Minerals | Native Title
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/searchRegApps/NativeTitleRegisters/Pages/ILUA_details.aspx?NNTT_Fileno=NI2019/001
Summary Information:

The Copmanhurst Projects Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was agreed under the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) between the following parties:

  • Grafton Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council;
  • Bronwyn Bancroft and others on their own behalf and on behalf of the Western Bundjalung People; and
  • Ngullingah Jugun (Our Country) Aboriginal Corporation.

The purpose of the ILUA is to consent to all acts necessary for the development of mining projects in the ILUA area.

The Native Title Representative Body for this area is NTSCORP Limited.

Detailed Information:

Commencement and Termination

The ILUA is binding from the date when signed by all the parties. It has effect as an ILUA and in relation to the agreed acts from its registration on 4 October 2019. The parties agree that the ILUA will terminate when the first of the following events occurs:

  • the parties agree in writing to termination; or
  • the last of the Project interests have been determined, surrendered, lapsed, or terminated and the Grafton Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council has provided written notice of this to the other parties.

Native Title Provisions

Right to negotiate

The parties agree that the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply to the acts agreed to under this ILUA.

Extinguishment

The parties agree that the non-extinguishment principle applies, meaning that under s 24EB(3) of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) any of the activities authorised under this ILUA which may be inconsistent with native title rights and interests do not extinguish those rights and interests.

Future act provisions

The parties agree to the granting of the project interests and to the undertaking of the project activities, including the following:

  • the development and conduct of an operation to extract quarry materials, mineral resources, sand, mineral sands, and rare earth minerals;
  • the development and conduct of a training enterprise in conjunction with Grafton TAFE or another training provider to train Aboriginal people in the use of road construction machinery and other related heavy machinery;
  • the development and conduct of a site rehabilitation operation;
  • the development and operation of any infrastructure facilities or activities incidental to these projects; and
  • the provision of any rights and interests that Grafton Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council considers necessary or incidental to the undertaking of these projects in the ILUA area, including lease or license, and approvals associated with infrastructure or environmental planning.

For more information see schedule 3 attached below.

Native Title in the Agreement Area

The ILUA area is within the area of the native title determination Western Bundjalung People v Attorney General of New South Wales [2018] FCA 970. (FCA file no: NSD2300/2011, NNTT file no.: NCD2017/001).


Related Entries

Organisation
  • Grafton Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council - Signatory
  • Ngullingah Jugun (Our Country) Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Clarence City Council
  • NTSCorp Limited
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Bonwyn Bancroft, Gary Brown, Andrew Donnelly, Leonard Gordon, Kathy Malera-Bandjalan, David Mundine, Terrence Robinson, Tim Torrens, David Walker and Graeme Walker on their own behalf and on behalf of the Western Bundjalung People - Signatory
  • Bundjalung People

  • Documents

    Document
    National Native Title Tribunal Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements for NI2019/001 as at 4/10/2019 (Copmanhurst Projects ILUA). - ( Thumbnail | PDF | PDF)

    Glossary

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

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