Australia

Charles & Howard Pty Ltd v Redland Shire Council

Jurisdiction: Planning and environment court


Side A: Charles & Howard Pty Ltd (Corporation)


Side B: Redland Shire Council (Government)


Core objectives:

Plaintiff challenged building approval on climate grounds.


Summary
Charles & Howard Pty Ltd appealed a decision in regards to an application to the Council for preliminary approval to build a detached house on a site, arguing that climate change had not been adequately considered. On November 7, 2005, the applicant filed an application for approval to place filling on a lot to build the house. The Council then filed an information request on November 21, 2005. Preliminary approval was granted, subject to conditions on January 19, 2006. 

In a judgement delivered on August 25, 2006, the Court dismissed the appeal. The court considered how the desired location would have affected flood risks, habitat protection, as well as the impacts of climate change, including increased storm tide flooding.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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