Oshlack v Iron Gates Pty Ltd and Richmond River Shire Council

July 1997

EDO NSW acted for Al Oshlack to stop clearing for a subdivision on the controversial Iron Gates site at Evans Head. The site is bordered on three sides by national park and contained rare coastal rainforest, a wetland and an abundance of wildlife, including threatened species. The breaches of the development consent were found to be so serious that the consent was rendered null and void. In a landmark judgement, the Court ordered a full restoration of the site upon which substantial works had been done.