Pormpuraaw ILUA

Friday, 3 June 2016
Kirstin Malyon
Jenny Humphris

Between July 2014 and November 2015 the Traditional Owners for the Township of Pormpuraaw situated in Cape York Queensland, the Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council and the State of Queensland negotiated the terms of an indigenous land use agreement to facilitate home ownership and economic and other development in the Township.

The purpose of the ILUA is to facilitate and promote economic development of the Township by providing simplified processes for native title consent for a range of future acts, including future local government and State infrastructure, commercial infrastructure and the grant of tenure, including home ownership leases, and compensation for the impact of these acts on native title.

The ILUA is unique in its scope and may be replicated in other Aboriginal communities.

This paper, to be jointly presented by the legal representatives for the Traditional Owners and the Council, will provide each parties' perspective on the negotiation process and outcomes.