Information session – proposed Indigenous Land Use Agreement (Area Agreement) – conversion of timber reserve
Batchfire Callide Pty Ltd ACN 081 022 228, Batchfire Callide No.2 Pty Ltd ACN 004 784 454 and their related entities (the Proponent) are the owner and operator of the Callide Coal Mine (the Project). In connection with the Project, the Proponent is proposing to secure biodiversity offsets, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), over part of the timber reserve described as Lot 170 on Crown Plan FTY 1843, Title Reference 4755... (Timber Reserve), which is located approx. 12 kilometres north-east of Biloela and 75 kilometres south-west of Gladstone.
The Proponent proposes to enter into an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (Area Agreement) (ILUA) pursuant to Subdivision C of Division 3 of Part 2 of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) in respect of the Timber Reserve to authorise its conversion to a suitable land tenure established for the benefit of the Traditional Owners and to enable it to be utilised as a biodiversity offset by the Proponent.
The ILUA Area is wholly within the boundaries of the current registered Gaangalu Nation People Native Title Claim (QC2012/009; QUD33/2019) (Gaangalu Nation People). The ILUA Area is limited to the Timber Reserve, and is generally shown in the map below.
Gaangalu Nation People are described as those people who are the descendants of the following apical ancestors:
1. Maggie of Dingo;
2. Biddy of Wooroona;
3. Sandy of Wooroona;
4. Henry Williams of Duaringa;
5. Jack (of Coomooboolaroo);
6. Billy Mickelo;
7. Claude and Anne Anderson;
8. Rose Ann Tyson;
9. Biddy (wife of Jumbo);
10. Lizzy Tiger (Blackwater);
11. Blanche of Duaringa;
12. Annie French;
13. Polly Doctor;
14. Annie of Orion Downs;
15. Peter Tyson;
16. Lily of the McKenzie River Bend;
17. Violet Thompson;
18. Jenny Doctor [not the daughter of Polly Doctor];
19. Queenie (Hart) of Duaringa;
20. (Brothers) Charlie, Willie and George Riley;
21. Lily/Lilla Livingstone;
22. William Toby;
23. Nellie of Planet Downs;
24. Myra Freeman;
25. Sarah Dodd; and
26. Mary Ann Crook.
A series of information sessions regarding the proposed ILUA will be held.
Gaangalu Nation People, and any other people who hold, or may hold, Native Title in the proposed ILUA Area are invited to attend the information sessions to be held at the times and locations below:
19/02/2020 - Cairns - Sheridan Hotel, 295 Sheridan St, Cairns QLD 4870 - 6:00 – 8:00pm
20/02/2020 - Townsville - The Robert Towns Comfort Inn, 261 Stanley Street, Townsville QLD 4810 - 6:00 – 8:00pm
21/02/2020 - Mackay - Ibis Hotel, Christensen Circuit, Mackay Queensland 4740 - 6:00 – 8:00pm
24/02/2020 - Rockhampton - Centrepoint Motor Inn, 131 George Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700 - 6:00 – 8:00pm
25/02/2020 - Woorabinda - HACC Building, 112 Munns Drive, Woorabinda QLD 4713 - 12:00 – 2:00pm
26/02/2020 - Cherbourg - Winifred Fisher Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Corners of Barambah Avenue and Broadway Street, Cherbourg QLD 4605 - 4:30 – 7:00pm
27/02/2020 - Brisbane - Ibis Hotel, 27-35 Turbot Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000 6:00 – 8:00pm
Financial assistance for travel and accommodation will not be provided for attendance at any information sessions, however light refreshments will be provided at each information session.
Registration of attendance
If you wish to attend an information session, please register your interest with Jessica Crump or Cassidy Page via email email@example.com or by mail addressed to “Gaangalu Nation People, C/- Jessica Crump, GPO Box 1855 Brisbane QLD 4001” or by telephone on (07) 3233 ... . Attendances should be registered at least one week before the information session you seek to attend.
See attached - Map showing general ILUA Area