MMG Rosebery has received court orders which determine how MMG’s referral under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) for preliminary works is to be dealt with following the recent Federal Court judicial review hearing.
The Court has determined the Minister for the Environment’s decision made earlier this year in January in relation to MMG’s EPBC Act referral for preliminary works in South Marionoak be set aside, and for the matter to be remitted to the Minister for determination according to law.
Ultimately this places the assessment and decision on the preliminary works referral back in the hands of the Minister and the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW). We will continue to engage with the Minister and DCCEEW and provide all required information and documentation.
MMG’s equipment at South Marionoak will be removed from the proposed tailings storage facility location on Monday 1 August 2022. In line with our values, during this process, our focus will remain the health and safety of all involved.
We remain committed to the highest standards of compliance and accountability and will continue to work with State and Federal Governments on the ongoing assessment of this project.
Although this outcome is disappointing, we remain committed to our hard-working employees and the Rosebery community that supports us. We will not be deterred from finding a balanced tailings storage solution to extend the life of the Rosebery Mine.
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