Tony Burke

Toro uranium mine finally gets federal nod

TORO Energy has secured long-awaited federal environmental approval for its flagship Wiluna uranium mine, the first of its kind in Western Australia.

Feds delay Wiluna uranium call

Uranium explorer Toro Energy has expressed its disappointment with a federal government decision to extend the environmental approval process for the company’s Wiluna uranium mine until the end of Mar

Burke approves BHP's $20bn Port Hedland expansion

BHP Billiton's proposed $20 billion expansion of its outer harbour project in the Pilbara has received federal environment approval, but the board's decision to proceed won't be made for several month

Wheatstone gets federal environmental nod

The $25 billion Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) project off the north-west coast has passed its final regulatory hurdle, paving the way for a final investment decision.

Delayed Ord River scheme expansion to resume

The state government has announced plans to release new farmland in the Ord River irrigation area, and to call for proposals for the development of additional areas, after the project gained federal e

Burke launches plan to cut planning red tape

The state and federal governments have launched a strategic environmental assessment of the metropolitan area with the aim of providing long-term planning certainty and cutting red tape.

Marine park draft almost ready: Burke

The federal government says it's close to releasing draft maps of where it intends to establish future marine parks in Western Australia's south west.