Australia

Campbell & Others v. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 2010)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: Campbell & Ors (Corporation)


Side B: Mornington Peninsula SC (Government)


Core objectives: Challenge of approval of construction permit


Summary
Applicants challenged a redevelopment proposal because of failure to conduct a coastal hazard vulnerability assessment, among other concerns. While affirming the importance of taking a cautious approach to coastal vulnerability issues, an Australian state court found, based on expert testimony, that the proposal did not present any unreasonable coastal vulnerability issues. The court affirmed the local council's approval of the permit subject to certain conditions, including drainage requirements.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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