Traditional Owner Richard Hunter has launched a second legal challenge this week against changes made to Broome’s local planning laws by Minister John Day.
Just a week before the WA Court of Appeal was due to hear Richard Hunter’s challenge to
Woodside’s works on James Price Point, the Minister for Planning amended the local planning
instrument to authorise Woodside to carry on works even if its planning approval is invalid.
Mr Hunter has hit back with another Supreme Court challenge alleging that the changes to the local
planning law are invalid because the Minister for Planning acted for the improper purpose of altering
the outcome of his existing court case which was commenced on 28 May 2012, and is due to be
heard in the Court of Appeal on 3 July.
If Mr Hunter is successful in both cases, Woodside may be forced to stop all works on James Price
Media ReleaseHunter v Woodside 29 June