Still Waters Run Deep: Pilbara iron ore State agreement rights to mine dewatering and water law reform

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Abstract

Western Australia's Pilbara iron ore mining industry entered a new phase during the 2003 — 2015 mining boom when production below the water table significantly increased creating vast amounts of excess mine dewater. Managing the effects of mine dewatering on environmental and cultural values is a major challenge for the industry and the State Government. Excess mine dewatering is purportedly authorised by the Pilbara iron ore State agreements ratified by Parliament. This thesis identifies a legal hiatus in these agreements in that they do not confer rights to abstract and/or dispose of excess mine dewater.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Gardner, Alex, Supervisor
  • Young, Simon, Supervisor
  • Tarrant, John, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date28 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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