Recognition as Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body 2013 (No. 1)
Native Title Act 1993
I, Jenny Macklin, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, under subsection 203AD(1) of the Native Title Act 1993, recognise the North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation as the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander body for the area described in Schedule 1.
This Recognition commences on 1 July 2013 and ceases to have effect at the end of 30 June 2015.
The Recognition of Representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Body 2007 (No.4) is revoked with effect from the commencement of this Recognition.
Dated 10 May 2013
Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Schedule 1—Description of area (Northern Queensland Region)
The area is the area of land and water bounded by a line commencing at the intersection of a southern boundary of the Mackay Regional Council (Local Government Area) and the coastline of mainland Australia and extending generally westerly and generally south westerly along southern boundaries of that regional council to its intersection with an eastern boundary of the former Nebo Shire Council (Local Government Area); then generally southerly and generally westerly along eastern and southern boundaries of that former shire council to intersect a southern boundary of the Whitsunday Regional Council, a point on the centreline of the Suttor River; then generally westerly along southern boundaries of that regional council to its intersection with an eastern boundary of the Charters Towers Regional Council, then generally south westerly, generally westerly, generally southerly, again generally westerly and generally northerly along eastern, southern and western boundaries of that regional council to the easternmost south eastern corner of the Flinders Shire Council; then generally westerly along southern boundaries of that shire council to its intersection with an eastern boundary of the Richmond Shire Council; then generally south westerly, generally westerly, generally northerly and easterly along southern, western, and northern boundaries of that shire council to the southernmost south western corner of the Croydon Shire Council; then generally north westerly, generally northerly and generally easterly along southern, western and northern boundaries of that shire council to its intersection with a western boundary of the Etheridge Shire Council; then north easterly along the boundary of that shire council to its intersection with a western boundary of the Tablelands Regional Council; then generally northerly and generally easterly along western and northern boundaries of that regional council to its intersection with a western boundary of the Cairns Regional Council; then generally northerly and generally easterly along western and northern boundaries of that regional council to a corner at Longitude 145.255114° East, a point on the McDowall Mountain Range; then generally south westerly, generally southerly and north easterly along that mountain Range passing through the following coordinate points.
Then easterly to the source of Adastra Creek; then generally southerly along the centreline of that creek to the centreline of the Daintree River; then generally south easterly and generally easterly along the centreline of that river to its intersection with the coastline of mainland Australia; then south easterly to Longitude 145.466927° East, Latitude 16.304254° South; then easterly passing through the southernmost point of the Mean High Water Mark of Snapper Island to intersect the outer limit of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Australia at Latitude 16.304254° South; then generally south westerly and generally south easterly along eastern boundaries of that economic zone to Latitude 21.631045° South; then westerly back to the commencement point.
Data Reference and source
· Regional Council and Shire Council areas (Local Government Areas) sourced from the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water 15 March 2008.
· Former Nebo Shire Council boundary as at 1991.
· Rivers / Creeks based on Cadastral data where available and sourced from the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water September 2007 or 250K Topographic vector data is © Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) 2003.
· Exclusive Economic Zone as defined in the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973
Geographical coordinates have been provided by the NNTT Geospatial Services and are referenced to the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94), in decimal degrees and are based on the spatial reference data acquired from the various custodians at the time
Use of Coordinates
Where coordinates are used within the description to represent cadastral or topographical boundaries or the intersection with such, they are intended as a guide only. As an outcome to the custodians of cadastral and topographic data continuously recalculating the geographic position of their data based on improved survey and data maintenance procedures, it is not possible to accurately define such a position other than by detailed ground survey.
Prepared by Geospatial Services, National Native Title Tribunal (23 June 2008)
Northern Queensland Region
Organisation North Queensland Land Council Aboriginal Corp
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Map created: Wednesday, 24 April 2013
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