Land Use Activity Agreement (LUAA) Training for Local Governments

November 8, 2019

Local Government Victoria is coordinating Land Use Activity Agreement (LUAA) Training for Local Governments in the Dja Dja Wurrung Recognition and Settlement Agreement area.  

The next training day will be on Thursday 14 November 2019 at the Bendigo Discovery CentreBendigo (next to the Bendigo Train Station).  The cost is $150 per person. 

If you are interested in participating in this training or would like to take part in a future Land Use Activity Agreement training session please RSVP to:

Tanya Vernes | Program Manager, Local Government Aboriginal Partnerships
T: 03 9948 8549  |


About the training:

Land Use Activity Agreement Training Day

The presenter:
Shawn Whelan, is a consultant who has worked with Department of Justice and Community Services (DJCS), DELWP and the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation since 2013 on several aspects of implementing the RSA. He has a background in Native Title law and 15 years’ experience in adult education.

Date and venue: Thursday 14 November 2019, 10am – 4pm

Cost: $150 per person

Course outline
The day starts with a Welcome to Country by Dja Dja Wurrung representative and introduction to the Dja Dja Wurrung Recognition and Settlement Agreement.  Shawn will then explain:

The broad context: Native Title, Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 negotiations, and the resulting settlement; the separate system for cultural heritage protection.

How the LUAA fits in the whole package of the Recognition and Settlement Agreement.

The purposes of the Land Use Activity Agreement and its scope.

Introduction to the key contact people, and their responsibilities.
We then dive into the LUAA to understand the agreement and council’s role in compliance:

Overview of the Land Use Activity processes:

–  Identifying Decision Makers and Responsible Persons
–  Determining whether an area of land is subject to the LUAA activity assessment
–  The kinds of procedures needed for each type of activity

Concepts and terminology regarding the activity categories

How to conduct an activity assessment

How the Advisory process will work

How the Negotiation (A and B) and Agreement processes will work

Update on recent changes to the Traditional Owner Settlement Amendment Act 2016

Understand participants’ own roles and responsibilities, and who else can or should be involved.


Last Updated: December 19, 2019 at 3:43 pm