Monday, July 30, 2012

Appeals committee appointed for Browse

Ministerial Media Statements

Bill Marmion
Minister for Environment; Water
Portfolio: Environment
  • Minister appoints Dr Roy Green to investigate Browse appeals
  • Former CSIRO chief executive to prepare report for the Minister
Environment Minister Bill Marmion has appointed Dr Roy Green to investigate more than 200 appeals received regarding the Environmental Protection Authority’s report on the Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Precinct at James Price Point. 

Dr Green has considerable experience in government and the petroleum industry, including chairing an expert panel for quarantine management at the Gorgon LNG Project on Barrow Island Nature Reserve. 

“Dr Green is appointed as an appeals committee and will investigate all appeals received,” Mr Marmion said.

“He has previously been the chief executive of the CSIRO and deputy chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), and as such, is considered to have an eminent standing to undertake the committee role.”

The process of investigating the appeals will include consultation with the EPA, appellants and the proponent.  Once the committee has completed its investigations, a report is presented to the Minister, who will determine the appeals having regard to the committee’s advice. 

Appeals against the EPA’s report closed on Monday July 30, 2012.  

      Fact File
  • EPA released its report on the Browse proposal on July 16
  • EPA recommended the proposal proceeded with strict conditions
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