Blue Wedges Inc v Minister For The Environment, Heritage And The Arts

Led the case for the plaintiff concerning the proposal to deepen the shipping channel and dump dredge spoil including toxic metals and other contaminants in Port Philip.

The dredging involved the disturbance of heavy metals and other historical industrial waste in the Yarra River and Port Philip and the impact of dredging and dumping of spoil in the Bay on protected species and Ramsar wetlands in the Bay and recreational use of the Bay.

The case concerned the approval of the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and the assessment process conducted by the state and Port authority.