The Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA) has launched legal action over environmental approvals that have been granted for Woodside Petroleum’s proposed multi-billion dollar Burrup hub development.

CCWA revealed Monday it had launched legal proceedings in the WA Supreme Court in a bid to overturn environmental approvals for Woodside’s Burrup Hub development.

The conservation group is alleging approvals given to Woodside to process gas at the Burrup Hub contravene the state’s Environmental Protection Act, which requires an Environmental Impact Assessment for any developments that would have a significant impact on the environment.