Protecting the Helena Aurora range from mining

In Court

The Helena and Aurora Range (Aboriginal name ‘Bungalbin’) is a magnificent banded ironstone formation (BIF) range in Western Australia.


10 years ago, the State’s Environment minister of the day announced these ranges would become a national park. But a few days later, cabinet overturned the decision, downgrading the area to a conservation park, which despite its name, allows mining applications.

We are representing a number of objectors to the current mining application in the Helena Aurora Ranges.  Our clients say that this area of Western Australia should be protected, and we agree. The matter is progressing and we are next in Court in early 2017.


For further information on this case, please see the lateline video here.