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Traditional Owners

The Traditional Owners in the Ipswich region are the Clans of the Yagara Language Group (the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People).

Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Ipswich City Council and the Traditional Owners in the Ipswich region have signed a formal Indigenous Land Use Agreement (PDF, 537.8 KB) comprising five parts:

  • Part 1 - Preliminary: technical information about how the agreement works.
  • Part 2 - Resolving the Native Title Claim: how local government can help resolve the Native Title Claim and how the Native Title of the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People and the interests of the local government will co-exist if the Native Title is recognised by the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Part 3 - Native Title Compliance: how certain activities of local government may affect Native Title and how those activities can be carried out validly.
  • Part 4 - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Compliance: practical measures to help protect Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and the enabling of the lawful carrying out of certain activities of local government that may affect Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.
  • Part 5 - Other Outcomes: agreement between local government and the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People on a range of issues in order to aid the fulfillment of mutual aspirations, benefit the local community and ensure ongoing communication between the parties.

Council has committed to upholding the aspirations of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) by assisting the Traditional Owners to continue undertaking their cultural practices.