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Irrwanyere Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 10 January 2017
Sub Category:Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
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The Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements identifies the area subject to this ILUA as the whole of the Witjira National Park and an area immediately to the south of the Park (a portion of the Macumba and Stevenosn Pastoral Lease areas), and per Schedule 1 of the Agreement, all land and waters covered by the determination made on 13 December 2011 as part of the Federal Court Judgment King on behalf of the Eringa Native Title Claim Group and the Eringa No 2 Native Title Group v the State of South Australia [2011] FCA 1387 and the determination made on 11 September 2008 as part of Federal Court Judgment Eringa, Eringa No 2, Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi and Irrwanyere Mt Dare Native Title Claim Groups v State of South Australia [2008] FCA 1370.

State/Country:South Australia , Australia
The area is within an unincorporated area of South Australia.
Legal Status:

Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 10 January 2017. This is an authorised Body Corporate under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: SI2016/004
Subject Matter:Land Settlement | Native Title
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/searchRegApps/NativeTitleRegisters/Pages/ILUA_details.aspx?NNTT_Fileno=SI2016/004
Summary Information:

The Irrwanyere Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was agreed between:

  • the Attorney-General for the State of South Australia;
  • the Irrwanyere Aboriginal Corporation Registered Native Title Body Corporate (RNTBC); and
  • the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for the State of South Australia.

The Agreement Area covers about 1135 sq km of land, located south of the Northern Territory/South Australia border, approx 34 km to the north of Oodnadatta. The area includes the Witjira National Park and the Mount Dare Lease Area. For a description for the Mount Dare Lease Area refer to Schedule 1, referenced below.

The purpose of the Agreement is to validate any public works done before the execution date of this Agreement, other than those covered by the Witjira National Park ILUA.

The Native Title Representative Body for this area is South Australian Native Title Services Ltd.

Detailed Information:

Details of the Agreement:

Commencement:

The Agreement commences upon registration, 10 January 2017, and continues indefinitely.

Native Title Provisions:

Extinguishment

The non-extinguishment principle as set out in section 238 of the Native Title Act1993 (Cth) applies to all "validated future acts". This does not apply to:

  • any interests granted or renewed under the Mining Acts;
  • the compulsory acquisition of Native Title Rights;
  • the grant or vesting in fee simple of an interest in Native Title land; and
  • the grant of a lease which confers a right of exclusive possession over land (other than the grant of a lease of the Mount Dare Lease Area, or any part of it, pursuant to clause 15.1 and 15.2 of the Agreement)

Future act provisions

The parties agree to the validity of any public works which were constructed or established in the Agreement Area prior to this Agreement (other than those covered by the Witjira National Park ILUA). These are "validated future acts".

After the registration date of this Agreement, the Native Title Holders' consent to the State approving and/or doing future acts, on or in relation to land within the Agreement Area, is provided as follows:

  • the Native Title Holders' consent to acts that are defined as "Notifiable Acts" (see below) is conditional upon the State's compliance with the Notification Process set out at Schedule 3 of the Agreement. The Extract notes that acts that take place within the Witjira National Park are not "Notifiable Acts"; and
  • where the proposed act is one which could be done if the land was held as freehold, the act is not a defined "Notifiable Act" and the Native Title Holders' consent is conditional upon the Irrwanyere Aboriginal Corporation being provided the same procedural rights as would be afforded to them if they held freehold title to the land;

"Notifiable Acts" means the following proposed future acts done by the State on or in relation to the Agreement Area:

  • earthworks (other than in the course of Mining) which may cause substantial disturbance to the land or to the bed or subsoil under waters (except where the proposed works will be entirely contained within the location of existing works or infrastructure or where the works are carried out pursuant to a valid lease or licence);
  • approval under the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 (SA) for the use of Pastoral Land for a purpose other than Pastoral Purposes
  • the dedication of land within the Agreement Area pursuant to the Crown Land Management Act 2009 (SA); or the revocation and re-dedication of land within the Agreement Area pursuant to that Act where this involves a change of the purpose for which the land is dedicated (except for a change of purpose where the effect is that an existing building or buildings on the land are to be used for a different purpose);
  • the grant (other than a renewal) under the Crown Land Management Act 2009 (SA) or any other Act of a lease or licence (which does not confer a right of exclusive possession) over land within the Agreement Area, excluding the grant of a lease or licence under the Mining Acts;
  • the constitution of land within the Agreement Area as a Reserve under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA) or a Wilderness Protection Zone or Wilderness Protection Area under the Wilderness Protection Act 1992 (SA); and
  • any other category of acts or activities which the Parties agree in writing should be dealt with as Notifiable Acts

The Irrwanyere Aboriginal Corporation and the Native Title Holders consent to the State granting a lease to the Corporation, or to another body acting on behalf of the Native Title Holders over the Mount Dare Lease Area, or any part of it, to the extent that the grant of such a lease is a Future Act. In the event that the Mount Dare Lease Area is added to the Park Lease, pursuant to clause 15.5 of the Park Lease, the Corporation and the Native Title Holders consent to that addition, to the extent that it is a future act.

Native Title in the Area:

The Agreement area is within the areas of native title determined in the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) proceedings:

  • King on behalf of the Eringa Native Title Claim Group and the Eringa No 2 Native Title Group v the State of South Australia[2011] (FCA File No.: SAD6010/1998; NNTT File No.: SC96/3);and
  • Eringa, Eringa No 2, Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi and Irrwanyere Mt Dare Native Title Claim Groups v State of South Australia[2008] FCA 1370 (FCA File No.: SAD66/2005; NNTT File No.: SC05/1).

Related Entries

Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Irrwanyere Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • South Australian Native Title Services Limited
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Attorney-General for the State of South Australia - Signatory
  • Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation for the State of South Australia - Signatory

  • Documents

    Document
    National native Title Tribunal Extract from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements for SI2016/004 as at 06/09/2017 (Irrwanyere Settlement). - ( PDF | PDF | PDF)

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title Registers | Party to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Australia)

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