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What is an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

An ILUA is a voluntary agreement between a native title group and others about the use and management of land and waters that allows people to negotiate flexible, pragmatic agreements to suit their particular circumstances.

ILUAs can be made separately from the formal native title process but they may also be part of a native title determination, meeting the requirements under the Native Title Act. They may include provisions that prevent acts that might otherwise extinguish (in other words destroy the native title so that it cannot exist any more) native title from doing so.

Even where an ILUA has been made, it will still be necessary to get the other approvals (such as planning approval) as discussed in the fact sheet on how interest in land can be changed.

For more information on ILUAs, refer to fact sheets published by the National Native Title Tribunal.



Last modified: 03 May 2010
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