Supreme Court - Trial Division

ERO Georgetown Gold Operations Pty Ltd v Cripps, Minister for Natural Resources & Mines & Anor [2015] QSC 001 (14/6046) Martin J 16 January 2015

Full-text: QSC15-001.pdf


JUDICIAL REVIEW – GROUNDS OF REVIEW –GENERALLY – where the Minister renewed the applicant’s mining lease with conditions relating to public use of a track traversing the mining lease – where the second respondent is the lessee of an adjoining parcel of land – where the track is the most practical way to access that property – where the applicant seeks to review the Minister’s decision to renew with particular reference to the conditions imposed on the renewal – where the Minister determined that the imposition of conditions on the mining lease was in the public interest – whether the Minister’s decision accorded with the requirements of procedural fairness, particularly in relation to the briefing note the Minister relied upon – whether the Minister took into account irrelevant considerations or failed to take into account relevant considerations – whether the Minister’s decision was manifestly unreasonable – whether the Minister’s decision goes against the weight of the evidence