Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    Minister welcomes Roe 8 High Court decision

    16/12/2016 1:00 PM
    • EPA assessment of Roe 8 is valid and work continues

    Environment Minister Albert Jacob has welcomed the decision of the High Court today declining to hear an appeal against the validation of environmental approvals for the Roe 8 project.


    Mr Jacob said the decision meant the clarification provided by the Western Australian Court of Appeal in July remained in place.


    "That case was not about the environmental merits of the project, but about the way policies are used in decision making by government," he said.


    "This project was subject to a robust environmental assessment conducted over several years and has an approval that mandates strict conditions to manage and mitigate environmental impacts.


    "Today's decision means that these environmental approvals remain valid and Roe 8 is going ahead.


    "This is good news for the State's economy, for the many hundreds of people who will be employed on the project and the many thousands of people who will benefit from greatly improved traffic flows and a safer road network in Perth's southern suburbs."


    Fact File

    • About $45 million has been invested in the Roe 8 project to specifically accommodate the environmental sensitivities and to provide improved access to the area

    Minister's office - 6552 5800


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