Former CSIRO chief executive Roy Green has been appointed by the state government to investigate more than 200 appeals received regarding the environmental watchdog’s recommendation to approve the Woodside-led Browse liquefied natural gas precinct in the Kimberley
Environment Minister Bill Marmion said Dr Green had considerable experience in both government and the petroleum industry, including chairing an expert panel for quarantine management at the Gorgon LNG Project on Barrow Island Nature Reserve.
“Dr Green is appointed as an appeals committee and will investigate all appeals received,” Mr Marmion said.
“He has previously been the chief executive of the CSIRO and deputy chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), and as such, is considered to have an eminent standing to undertake the committee role.”
The investigation process will include consultation with the EPA, appellants and Woodside.
A report will then be presented to Mr Marmion, who will make the final determination on whether the project can go ahead.