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Traditional Owners

The traditional owners that encompass the Ipswich region are the Yagara peoples, consisting of the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul Clans.

Ipswich City Council has signed a formal agreement with the traditional owners identified as an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA).

Indigenous Land Use Agreement

This Agreement contains five Parts:

  • Part 1 - Preliminary - This Part mostly contains technical information about how the Agreement works.
  • Part 2 - Resolving the Native Title Claim - This Part sets out how the 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 Native Title is recognised by the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Part 3 - Native Title Compliance - Some Activities by the Local Government may affect Native Title. This Part sets out how those Activities can be done validly.
  • Part 4 - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Compliance - This Part contains some practical measures to help protect Aboriginal Cultural Heritage. It enables Activities by the Local Government which might affect Aboriginal Cultural Heritage to be carried out lawfully.
  • Part 5 - Other Outcomes - The Local Government and the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People agree on a range of other things to help them meet mutual aspirations, benefit the local community and ensure ongoing communication between the Parties. 

Download the Indigenous Land Use Agreement:
   Indigenous Land Use Agreement (PDF, 537.8 KB):