Case judgements

Judgements granted

Victorian landowners are to rehabilitate 4 ha of the critically endangered Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plan and conserve, manage and enhance grasslands across their 43 ha Mickleham property.
06
Nov
2013
A Tasmanian company is required to revegetate 7.9 ha of blue gum forest and protect 12.2 ha of grassy blue forest on their Iron House Point property. The company was found to have cleared 4 ha of grassy blue gum woodland which is likely to have a significant impact on the endangered Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor).
01
Oct
2013
A quarry owner will pay $100,000 in compensation after clearing eight hectares of habitat for listed black cockatoos at Nowergup in Western Australia without authorisation.
04
Jun
2013
An enforceable undertaking was accepted on 31 October 2012 from Goodman Property Services following an incident in early 2011 where work at the company's Bungarribee Industrial Estate cleared 3.4 hectares of a critically endangered ecological community
31
Oct
2012
An enforceable undertaking was accepted on 31 October 2012 from Marloelle Pty Ltd following clearing between late 2008 and mid 2011.
31
Oct
2012
An enforceable undertaking has been agreed to by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to the sum of $80,400 after Coppercats Pty Ltd and Gallivantour Super Pty Ltd were found to have wrongfully cleared vegetation.
05
Sep
2012
The Australian Government secured a legally enforceable $305,000 pledge from plantation timber company Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd to repair damage done to a critically endangered grassland in south western Victoria
17
Aug
2012
The department's investigation found that Centennial Coal's long wall coal mining operations on the Newnes Plateau, near Lithgow, New South Wales, had caused a significant impact on the endangered Temperate highland peat swamps on sandstone ecological community.
21
Oct
2011
A departmental investigation found that Douglas Edward Rutledge had allowed the clearing of an endangered ecological community protected under national environment law at Warren in the NSW Central West.
17
May
2011
A departmental investigation found that Singleton Council had allowed the clearing of part of a critically endangered ecological community.
24
Mar
2011
The City of Greater Geelong Council approved works that resulted in the removal and disturbance of approximately 0.8 hectares of a critically endangered ecological community
01
Dec
2010
An investment company will pay $62,000 towards conservation research and protect up to 13 hectares of threatened species habitat after breaching national environment law.
17
Mar
2010
An enforceable undertaking was accepted on 8 February 2010 from Holcim Australia-formerly Cemex Australia-following an incident in late 2008 where work at the company's quarry damaged part of the National Heritage place.
09
Feb
2010
Bridge and Marine must pay $200,000 towards the remediation of grasslands, purchase of offsets and recovery actions for a nationally protected species after it cleared an important grassland site for storage of heavy materials.
25
Nov
2009
V/Line will pay more than $188,000 after undertaking clearing works that affected the population of a listed critically endangered species.
24
Jul
2009
On 17 July 2009 the Federal Court declared by consent that Rocky Lamattina & Sons Pty Ltd took an action likely to have a significant impact on the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo in contravention of section 18(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
21
Jul
2009
Between 1 March 2007 and 17 April 2007 Hardies Hill took an action that damaged habitat for an important population of the Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar) which is listed as Vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
10
Sep
2008
Gwydir Ramsar Wetlands - Penalty decision
14
Sep
2004
In the first case concerning impacts on a matter of National Environmental Significance under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), the Federal Court ruled in favour of the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources.
11
Jun
2004