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Environment and Resources

SAT has jurisdiction to review government decisionsand make orders under a range of environment and resources legislation.

Environment and Resources comprise three broad areas – Water & Fisheries; Biosecurity, Agriculture & Conservation; and Resources. The tabs below refer to relevant legislation and the types of decisions that SAT can review or make in these areas.

More information is available on eCourts, or in the relevant legislation (see ‘Useful Resources’).

Water & Fisheries relates to the quality and availability of water, including water licensing and the allocation of water entitlements, and the management of fish resources.

SAT has jurisdiction to review government decisions relating to various licences, leases and notices, make decisions relating to payments and compensation, and to deal with certain disputes.

Useful Resources

Country Areas Water Supply Act 1947
Fish Resources Management Act 1994
Fishing and Related Industries Compensation (Marine Reserves) Act 1997
Jetties Act 1926
Maritime Archaeology Act 1973
Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Act 1909
Pearling Act 1990
Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914
Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006
Water Agencies (Powers) Act 1984
Water Services Act 2012
Water Services Regulations 2013
Waterways Conservation Act 1976

Resources relates to mining, minerals and petroleum exploration, as well as waste management and resource recovery.

SAT has broad jurisdiction to review decisions concerning the grant of certain permits and exemptions, the payment of compensation, the rectification of the register of titles, and approvals for beverage products under the WA container deposit scheme.

Useful Resources

Emergency Management Act 2005
Gas Standards Act 1972
Litter Act 1979
Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013
Mines Safety and Inspection Levy Regulations 2010
Mining Rehabilitation Fund Act 2012
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Act 2011
Petroleum Pipelines Act 1969
Petroleum Retailers Rights and Liabilities Act 1982
Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007
Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Regulations 2008

Last updated: 21 August 2023

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