Williamtown

04 Apr 2016

Cause of action

This is a class action (the Class Action) against the Department of Defence (Defence) in connection with land contamination arising from Defence’s use of aqueous film forming foam at the Williamtown RAAF Base in NSW (the Contamination).  It will be alleged that Defence allowed the Contamination to escape from its land causing damage to property owners and businesses for which Defence should be liable to pay compensation.

Current stage of case

On 2 November 2016, proceedings were filed in the Federal Court in Sydney. The Court has ordered a mediation is to be concluded by 31 December 2018 and a trial date has been set for 12 August 2019.

Case overview

Plaintiff
Gavin Smith & Ors
Court
Federal Court in Sydney
Defendant
Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence)
Estimated Completion
N/A

Contact details

Investment Manager
Oliver Gayner
1800 016 464 
[email protected]
Client Liaison Team
IMF Bentham Limited
PO Box Z5106
St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6831