The Places You Love Alliance (see campaign left) have spent a furious week of campaigning and lobbying hoping to convince federal environment minister Tony Burke to amend the EPBC Act to remove the approval bilateral provisions so the threat of the hand-over of powers to the states could be averted once and for all.
Water is now a Matter of National Environmental Significance (MNES) AND it is exempted from inclusion in any possible bi-lateral approvals. However, the other MNES are still potentially included in possible bi-laterals.
(The approval of Ella Bay was determined using the State/Federal
Read the statement from Places You Love Alliance (PYL) below
The Cassowary Coast Alliance (CCA) is a collaborative hub for entities and individuals who
are actively seeking good quality and long term public interest outcomes for the world
heritage listed Cassowary Coast in Far North Queensland.