Country
Australia
Sources
InforMEA
Tagging
Wetlands, Property, Civil, Biodiversity, Causation, Environmental Impact Assessments, Liability, Taxation, Contract, Permits
Abstract
The Queensland Conservation Council and World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia challenged decisions of the Federal Environment Minister involving a proposal to construct a large dam in central Queensland. The purpose of building the dam was to supply water to irrigate crops and other development in the catchment of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritate Area. The appeal was dismissed on the ground that the impacts of the dam could include pollution from farmers using water supplied by the dam.