Past Court Cases · Nature & the Reef

Paradise Dam Fisheries Tribunal appeal

30 December, 2003

EDO Qld acted for lungfish expert Professor Jean Joss and Graeme Armstrong in an appeal to the Fisheries Tribunal regarding a potential preliminary approval for a fishway for Paradise Dam on the Burnett River. Our clients had been denied information about the status of the approval. 

Armstrong & Joss v Department of Primary Industries & Burnett Water Pty Ltd [2003] FT 515

The appeal clarified that the fishway design had not yet been finalised nor a permit granted, so there was no capacity to appeal an approval.

The appeal was successfully settled with a commitment given that Professor Joss would be given opportunity to be briefed on the design of the fishway.

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