Wilderness Society v Minister for Planning & Australian Silicon Operations (“Mogo”)

In 2002, EDO NSW acted for The Wilderness Society appealing against a consent for the development of a charcoal smelter at Mogo on the south coast. The appeal was on the basis that the development should not go ahead as the environmental impact assessment for the project did not take into account the impact of taking the wood that was to used to make the charcoal. Before the matter went to hearing, Australian Silicon announced that it did not intend to defend their consent and the matter was finalised. As a result, the charcoal smelter will not go ahead at Mogo.