Nature & the Reef

Marine plants fisheries appeal

15 December, 2002

EDO Qld acted for the Hemmant and Tingalpa Action Group in a successful appeal in the Fisheries Tribunal against a permit for destruction of marine plants. However, the decision was then undermined by the Tribunal deciding that a permit should nonetheless be granted.

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Nature & the Reef

Wellington Point planning appeal

05 June, 2002

EDO Qld acted for Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Bayside Branch (WPSQ Bayside) in a successful case that prevented a residential estate being built on koala habitat beside a wetland at Wellington Point. Wildlife Bayside joined as a co-respondent to the developer’s appeal. Joining as a co-respondent provides the opportunity for a community group to present evidence to the Court and keep pressure on the respondent (the local government in this case) to run a strong case.

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Access to Justice

Fraser Island dingo case

04 May, 2001

EDO Qld acted for conservationist Lyndon Schneiders to seek an injunction to prevent the Queensland Government from culling a substantial proportion of the dingo population on Fraser Island. The case was unsuccessful, but likely to have been instrumental in persuading the Queensland Government to cease the cull and carry out a review.

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Access to Justice

Riverfront bushland planning appeal

02 February, 2001

Represented by EDO Qld, a local environment group successfully overturned an approval by Brisbane City Council for residential development of bushland at Seventeen Mile Rocks in Brisbane. Save Our Riverfront Bushland (SORB) appealed in the Planning and Environment Court under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 the Council’s approval for up to 90 residential allotments proposed by Wingate Developments Pty Ltd and Queensland Cement Limited.

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Healthy Communities

Mott Creek corridor townhouse appeal

24 November, 2000

EDO Qld acted for a community group to challenge the approval by Brisbane City Council of a townhouse development with limited setback from Mott Creek, a tributary of Norman Creek. The Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee had been rehabilitating the riparian vegetation.

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