Save the Nullaki

About This Campaign

The Nullaki Community Action Group are fighting to stop a lime extraction mine, within the Conservation Zone on the Nullaki Peninsula (between the City Of Albany and Denmark).  The Zone is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, native forests, abundant wetlands and extensive coastal heath.  The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) overturned the Council’s unanimous decision to reject the Developer’s Application.  The Minister for Planning sat on an amendment that would have specifically prohibited the mine.

Key Points

  • 2010 a local developer applied for a mining operation and was unanimously rejected by Council and not appealed;
  • 2017, the Developer again applied to establish a mining operation for lime extraction in the Conservation Zone;

Proposal includes:

  • Extracting up to 50,000 tonnes of lime per year;
  • 14 truck movements per day; and
  • Impacts on the Bibbulmun track.
  • Council unanimously rejected the application
  • The EPA decided not to do an assessment.
  •  Application to clarify Local Planning Scheme definitions and specifically prohibit extractive mining progressed through WA Planning Commission. The Minister for Planning decided not to make a determination on the amendment until SAT had made a decision.
  • In January 2019, the SAT approved the application.
  • In February 2019, a clearing application permit was lodged with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.


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The SAT has once again overstepped the mark in overriding the good planning decisions of a local government.

Diane Evers

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