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NOTICE OF INDIGENOUS LAND USE AGREEMENT AUTHORISATION

NOTICE OF INDIGENOUS LAND USE AGREEMENT

 

Date: Sunday 10 March 2019 – Monday 11 March 2019

Time: Sunday 10 March 2019 9.00am registration for 9.30am start - 5pm Monday 11 March 2019 9.00am registration for 9.30am start– 12pm

Venue: Ballina Byron Islander Resort and Conference Centre 1 Ronan Place, West Ballina, NSW 2478

 AUTHORISATION MEETING

NTSCORP Limited, the native title service provider for NSW, provides assistance and legal representation to the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay in relation to their native title determination application (Federal Court proceedings NSD6020/2001). NTSCORP is convening a meeting to authorise an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) in accordance with the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) in relation to an area of land and waters on the north coast of NSW, being an area within the external boundary of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay’s native title determination application #3 (Federal Court proceedings NSD6020/2001) and a broader area. The proposed agreement area covers about 246 sq km extending generally from Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby in the north, to Bangalow and Coorabell in the west, to Broken Head and Newrybar in the south and east to Cape Byron and to an area 100 metres east of the mean low watermark between Brunswick River and a point about 9 km south, as shown in black outline and hatching on the map below.

The ILUA is proposed to be between the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay, Bundjalung of Byron Bay Aboriginal Corporation (Arakwal) ICN 2663, the Attorney General of NSW on behalf of the State of NSW, the Ministers administering the Crown Land Management Act, the Marine Estate Management Act, the National Parks and Wildlife Act and the Fisheries Management Act and the Chief Executive of the Office of Environment and Heritage. The ILUA is part of the settlement of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay’s native title determination application. The meeting is being convened in West Ballina on Sunday 10 March 2019 and Monday 11 March 2019.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The following people are invited to attend the meeting to authorise the ILUA:

● Bundjalung People of Byron Bay, being those Aboriginal persons who:

(a)

(i) are the biological descendants of the apical ancestor Bobby Bray, also known as King Bobby of Bumberbin; or

(iI) are persons adopted in accordance with Byron Bay Bundjalung law and custom into the families of those persons described in (i), (including the biological descendants of any such adopted persons); and

(b) identify themselves as a Bundjalung person of Byron Bay; and

(c) are recognised as a Bundjalung person of Byron Bay by Bundjalung People of Byron Bay in accordance with their law and custom; and

● any other Aboriginal person who asserts native title rights and interests within the area proposed to be subject to the ILUA.

Map of the ILUA

Area The area proposed to be the subject of the ILUA is an area of land and waters on the north coast of NSW, being an area within the external boundary of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay’s native title determination application #3 (Federal Court proceedings NSD6020/2001) and a broader area. The proposed agreement area covers about 246 sq km extending generally from Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby in the north, to Bangalow and Coorabell in the west, to Broken Head and Newrybar in the south and east to Cape Byron and to an area 100 metres east of the mean low watermark between Brunswick River and a point about 9 km south, as shown in black outline and hatching on the map below.

The AGENDA for this AUTHORISATION MEETING is as follows:

1. To provide an update on ILUA negotiations;

2. To review the terms of the ILUA;

3. To confirm the decision making process for the authorisation of the ILUA;

4. To consider and make decisions in relation to the authorisation of the ILUA; and

5. Any other business.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Mileage assistance and accommodation may be available to persons attending the meeting in accordance with NTSCORP’s policies. Please note that accommodation will be provided based on completed meeting registration forms received or confirmed details by telephone.

Please confirm your attendance at this meeting by contacting NTSCORP on Freecall 1800 111... or (02) 9310 ... by no later than 7 March 2019 so that all relevant arrangements can be made.

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