Mr Kotsoglo's decision to move directly from independently assessing the planning merits of the Woodside project to having an economic interest in its construction has angered those opposed to the gas plant.
It is the latest in a string of controversies in the approvals required for the project to go ahead.
The West Australian Environmental Protection Authority's decision to approve the project last year sparked outrage when it was revealed that chairman Paul Vogel had assessed the project by himself because the other four board members had declared conflicts of interest.
Mr Kotsoglo chaired a heated meeting in Broome last year at which the KJDAP granted retrospective planning approval to Woodside to conduct site works at James Price Point, a move that went against the recommendation of Broome Shire.
According to the following minutes, Mr Kotsoglo was still part of the DAP in mid December.
In June 18, 2012 the West Australian Government joined a legal wrangle over the controversial James Price Point site which had already delayed drilling plans and halted works on areas of cultural significance.
A lawyer representing WA Planning Minister John Day appearing in the Supreme Court in Perth said development of the Browse LNG precinct was “a matter of public importance” Mr Hunter wanted to include material explaining the cultural significance of the site for the Goolarabooloo people, but Woodside has argued this was irrelevant to a “sterile” legal question over whether Woodside met all procedural requirements to secure recent approvals to work on the site.
Then on the 26th of June, the Planning Minister John Day suddenly amending the planning instrument a week before the Court of Appeal was due to heard. He amended the planning processes so Woodside could conduct preliminary works on the James Price Point gas hub even if approvals granted by the Kimberley Joint Development Assessment Panel were deemed invalid.