The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision regarding the costs orders for the “Roe 8 Saga”: the unsuccessful application made by Save Beeliar Wetlands (Inc) in relation to the State’s Roe 8 proposal.
At the end of last year, the Supreme Court of Western Australia considered a decision of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to recommend to the Minister that a Proposal to extend Roe Highway (the Proposal) be implemented. Chief Justice Martin found that the decision was invalid as there was an implied obligation to take certain EPA policies (the Policies) into account, which the EPA had failed to do (the Original Decision).1 Accordingly, the decision of the Minister to allow the Proposal to be implemented based on the recommendation of the EPA was also invalid.
In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining and resources sector we look at Roe 8 delay – the decision of Save Beeliar Wetlands v Jacob, rehabilitation liabilities, the passage of amendments to the Mining Act 1978 (WA) and the implications for miners of unlocking the rangelands in WA.
In this issue of the WA Resources Update, your regular newsletter about key developments for the Western Australian mining sector, we look at FIRB, preparing a superior offer for your shareholders, navigating indemnities and liability provisions in contracts and a case note on Brockman Iron Pty Ltd v The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd  WASC 223.