Native title for mining and petroleum tenures
Land access applications by exploration and mining companies in Queensland are subject to federal native title legislation.
Native Title Services within the department coordinates this process, liaising with industry and individuals to facilitate and expedite the grant of exploration and mining tenures that are subject to the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth) and to promote resource development across the state.
Gemfields Indigenous land use agreement expiry
The Gemfields Indigenous land use agreement (ILUA), which addresses native title for mining permits in the Central Queensland Gemfields, is due to expire on 20 November 2013.
After that date, permit holders whose background land tenure is one where native title may continue to exist will be required to undertake a one-off right to negotiate process to address native title for the grant or renewal of a new mining permit.
Further information on native title
- Overview of native title processes
- Processing arrangements
- Native title advertising requirements
- Right to negotiate process
- Indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs)
- Expedited procedure
- Public notices
- Native title forms
- Native title contacts
- Native title guidelines
Last updated 4 November 2013