The holiday season will be busy for EDO Qld’s hardworking litigation team. Here’s a round-up of what’s been happening as well as what’s ahead in the coming weeks.
- On behalf of client Oakey Coal Action Alliance, submissions for the judicial review of the Land Court’s decision to recommend against the controversial project were filed in the Supreme Court on Monday 11 December. The review is expected to take place in March 2018.
- Land Court costs for this landmark case, which ran for 99 days in Court, have been adjourned by the Court’s Registry.
- Replies to the Environmental and Heritage Protection Department’s new approval process for Stage 3 are due 29 December 2017.
Blair Athol coal mine
- With no decision on the application for reasons of mining lease transfer of Blair Athol coal mine by the Court earlier this month, EDO Qld expects not to receive a decision by the Court for client Lock The Gate until at least 8 January 2018.
- Similarly, the application for reasons for financial assurances of the sale of the mine will not be heard until 2 February 2018. With outlines due mid-January.
Other litigation work
- EDO Qld’s litigation team is providing advice, education and assistance to a number of individuals and community groups across Queensland. This includes planning and approval reviews, drafting letters for clients and assisting with processes on several ranging issues.