WA Environmental Protection Act Reform – Bill Tabled

WA Environmental Protection Act Reform – Bill tabled

Government’s intent to reform the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) (EP Act) has been formalised with the tabling of the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2020 (WA) (Bill) on 16 April 2020. The Bill follows the release of an Exposure Draft for public comment in late 2019. Our summary of the aims of the reform and key aspects of the Exposure Draft is accessible here. Continue reading

Decision on challenge to Yeelirrie uranium mine approval

The WA Supreme Court of Appeal this week rejected the appeal by the Conservation Council of WA Inc. (CCWA) against dismissal of its judicial review application on the Part IV Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) (EP Act) approval of the Yeelirrie uranium mine project proposal (Yeelirrie Proposal). Continue reading