Past Cases

EDO NSW represents individuals and community groups in public interest litigation to protect the environment

These are the cases that EDO NSW has worked on in the past.

Aboriginal Communities

EDO NSW has responded to requests for advice and representation in matters affecting Indigenous communities, and has assisted them in their efforts to protect traditional knowledge and cultural heritage.

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Climate Change & Energy

EDO NSW has assisted community groups and individuals to challenge decisions that did not take the impacts of climate change into account, and draw attention to the deficiencies of environmental and planning laws in dealing with climate change.

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Coastal, Marine & Fisheries Management

EDO NSW has assisted community groups and individuals in their efforts to protect marine species including whales and sharks, and to conserve coastal environments such as wetlands and estuaries.

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Farming & Private Land Management

EDO NSW has assisted rural communities and landholders in their efforts to protect agricultural land from unsustainable developments.

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Forestry, Clearing Vegetation & Trees

EDO NSW has assisted communities throughout NSW in their efforts to protect forests from unsustainable logging, and to protect native vegetation from inappropriate clearing.

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Mining & Coal Seam Gas

EDO NSW has assisted rural and regional communities, in their efforts to protect native plants and animals, agricultural land, water resources and the broader environment from mining and coal seam gas developments which breach environmental laws and regulations.

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Native Plants & Animals

EDO NSW has assisted community groups and individuals throughout NSW in their efforts to protect native plants and animals from inappropriate development, unlawful activities, and unsustainable clearing practices.

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Planning, Development & Heritage

EDO NSW has assisted communities throughout NSW in their efforts to protect the environment from unsustainable and inappropriate developments, and in their challenges to the approval of developments that would have a negative impact on the environment, including native plants and animals, water, public recreational areas, and coastal environments.

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Pollution

EDO NSW has assisted community groups in their efforts to enforce pollution offences, including water and air pollution and waste dumping, and has assisted clients to ensure the remediation of contaminated land.

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Protected Areas & Public Land Management

EDO NSW has assisted community groups and individuals in their efforts to conserve protected areas including wilderness areas and World Heritage sites, and public land including common land and community recreation areas, from unsustainable developments and inappropriate and unlawful activities.

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Water Management

EDO NSW has assisted community groups in their efforts to protect rivers and catchments from unsustainable uses of water resources, insufficient allocations for environmental flows, and unsustainable developments.

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