Minister says no to Vasse Coal proposal

Summary: Environment Minister Bill Marmion has upheld the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision to reject Vasse Coal Management Pty Ltd’s proposal to develop a coal mine north-east of Margaret River, citing serious risks to environmental values as the main concern. See the Minister's media statement here.
Release Date: 21 December 2011

Key points of the Minister's statement are:

  • Environment Minister rejects proposal to build coal mine near Margaret River
  • Proposal provides ‘serious risks’ to region’s environmental values
  • Minister must now consult with decision making authorities

See the Minister's media statement here.

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