Class 8 - Mining Jurisdiction Decisions - Land and Environment Court    

 

Judge's decisions:

2009

 

Gold mine - modification of Part 3A approval

Williams v Minister for Planning [2009] NSWLEC 5 reversed on appeal Barrick Australia Ltd v Williams [2009] NSWCA 275

Validation of exploration licence - maximim costs order

Caroona Coal Action Group Inc v Coal Mines Australia Pty Limited and Minister for Mineral Resources [2009] NSWLEC 165

Extractive industry - intensification - whether existing use

Shoalhaven City Council v South Coast Concrete Crushing & Recycling Pty Ltd [2009] NSWLEC 197

Shoalhaven City Council v South Coast Concrete Crushing & Recycling Pty Ltd [2010] NSWLEC 80 (costs) 

Validity of Part 3A approval of underground coal mine Rivers SOS Inc v Minister for Planning [2009] NSWLEC 213 (judicial review)

Rivers SOS Inc v Minister for Planning (No 2) [2009] NSWLEC 216 (admissibility of expert evidence)

 

2010

 

Validity of exploration licences Validity

of modification development consent

for gold mine – judicial review                      

Caroona Coal Action Group Inc v Coal Mines Australia Pty Limited and Minister for Mineral Resources (No 2) [2010] NSWLEC 1 (judicial review)

Caroona Coal Action Group Inc v Coal

Exploration licence application - s 56A appeal Martin v Director General, New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment & Ors [2010] NSWLEC 21 

Practice and procedure – motion

for summary judgment dismissed

Martin v State of NSW [2010] NSWLEC 247

Limestone quarry - development consent - threatened species and cave biota                               

Newcastle & Hunter Valley Speleological Society Inc v Upper Hunter Shire Council and Stoneco Pty Limited [2010] NSWLEC 48 (objector appeal to development consent)
Newcastle & Hunter Valley Speleological Society Inc v Upper Hunter Shire Council and Stoneco Pty Limited (No 2) [2010] NSWLEC 104 (conditions of consent)

Compensation claims s 265 Mining Act 1992 - access to mine by experts

Austar Coal Mine Pty Limited ACN 111 910 822 v Mitchell & Ors [2010] NSWLEC 74

Practice and procedure – motion for summary judgment dismissed

Martin v State of New South Wales (no 2)  [2010] NSWLEC 271
Practice and procedure – discovery Martin v State of New South Wales (no 2)  [2010] NSWLEC 271

Validity of modification of development consent for gold mine – judicial review

Williams v NSW Minister for Planning (No 3) [2010] NSWLEC 204 and Williams v NSW Minister for Planning (No 4) [2010] NSWLEC 222

 

 2011

 

Security for cost                                    

Martin v State of New South

Wales & Anor [2011] NSWLEC 20 

Practice and procedure – points of claim struck out

Unlawful mining of opals – s 56A appeal

Der & Anor v King [2011] NSWLEC 23
Costs of unsuccessful judicial review challenge Martin v NSW Minister for Mineral and Forest Resources [2011] NSWLEC 38 
Validity of exploration licence - judicial review Martin v State of New South Wales and Central West Scientific Pty Ltd [2011] NSWLEC 50
Practice and procedure – whether Notice to Produce should be set aside – documents sought in support of motion for security of costs Martin v State of New South Wales [2011] NSWLEC 63
Practice and procedure - leave for litigant in person to issue subpoenas - pleading struck out in part - Notice to Produce set aside Martin v State of New South Wales (No 3) [2011] NSWLEC 88
Practice and procedure – applications for summary judgment stay of proceedings pending appeal of unrelated matters by litigant, transfer of proceedings to court of appeal amendment of summons and joinder of new parties Martin v State of New South Wales (No 2) [2011] NSWLEC 108
Practice and procedures - claim against certain respondents struck out for lack of a cause of action Martin v State of New South Wales [2011] NSWLEC 126
Practice and procedure – application for summary judgment – stay of orders Martin v State of New South Wales [2011] NSWLEC 129
Validity of modification of development consent for gold mine – judicial review Williams v Minister for Planning and Anor (No 2) [2011] NSWLEC 62
Practice and procedure –application for joinder by non-party Ashton Coal Operations Pty Ltd v Director General, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (No 2) [2011] NSWLEC 116 – reversing the decision in [2011] NSWLEC 1162

 

2014


Environmental offences - failure to
report spill incident that threatened
material harm to the environment and failures to accurately report compliance against petroleum operations plan

Connell v Santos NSW Pty Limited [2014] NSWLEC 1


        

Commisioner's decisions:

2009

 

Access arrangement - review of

arbitrator's determination                       

Rosane Pty Limited v T & P Clarke; N Perry &

R Armstrong v T & P Clarke [2009] NSWLEC 1282

Exploration licence application - summary dismissal Martin v New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment [2009] NSWLEC 1447

 

2010

 

Compensation claim s 298 Mining Act 1992  - unlawful

mining of opals 

King v Der [2010] NSWLEC 1249 

 

2011

 

Exploration licence application -
s 293(1)(q)(ii) Mining Act 1992 -
judicial review                                           

Martin v Minister for Mineral and Forest

Resources  [2011] NSWLEC 1011 

Expansion of quarry – development application refused – public benefit – adverse amenity impacts

Champions Quarry Pty Limited v Lismore City Council [2011] NSWLEC 1124

Coal mine – application for Aboriginal heritage impact permit

Ashton Coal Operations Pty Ltd v Director General, Department of Environment Clime Change and Water (No 3) [2011] NSWLEC 1249