An ILUA is a voluntary agreement between a native title group and others about the use of land and waters. These agreements allow people to negotiate flexible, pragmatic agreements to suit their particular circumstances.
An ILUA can be:
- over areas where native title has, or has not yet, been determined;
- entered into regardless of whether there is a native title claim over the area or not;
- part of a native title determination or settled separately from a native title claim.
ILUAs can cover topics such as:
- native title holders agreeing to a future development;
- how native title rights coexist with the rights of other people;
- access to an area;
- extinguishment of native title;
- employment and economic opportunities for native title groups;
- cultural heritage;
When registered, ILUAs bind all parties and all native title holders to the terms of the agreement.
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