Australia

Bock v. Moyne SC (Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 2010)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: John Bock, PEMS Pty Ltd (Individual)


Side B: Moyne SC (Government)


Core objectives: Approval of permit application without a coastal hazard vulnerability assessment (CHVA)


Summary
Applicant sought approval of a planning permit and challenged the local council's request for a coastal hazard vulnerability assessment (CHVA) considering the impact of increased inundation or changing sea level conditions due to climate change prior to permit approval. The Australia state court found that the council must give the applicant opportunity to demonstrate why a CHVA was not required for the specific review site and take this information into account prior to the Council determining whether a CHVA is required.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
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