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Bernhard Seifert v. Colac-Otway Shire Council (Victoria Civil and Administrative Court, 2009)

Jurisdiction: Australia

Side A: Bernhard Seifert (Individual)

Side B: Colac-Otway Shire Council (Government)

Core objectives: Proposed amendment to a building permit

An Australia state court approved a permit for the subdivision on land subject to condition that the owner demonstrate how the development will deal with and minimize flood risks to the satisfaction of the Responsible Authority prior commencing development. The approval was based on two expert reports pertaining to effects of sea level rise due to climate change.
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