State Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has welcomed the High Court’s decision to dismiss Eclipse Resources’ final avenue of appeal to avoid paying millions of dollars in landfill levy.
Eclipse Resources had not paid the landfill levy since 2008 on the grounds that its activities did not constitute disposal of waste to landfill.
The High Court decision validates a finding by the WA Supreme Court last year, meaning that clean fill used in land development is regarded as waste and could attract the landfill levy.
CCF WA is examining the decision and seeking advice on the possible ramifications for industry. Please contact Member Services Manager Andy Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.