Australia

Cooke v. Greater Geelong City Council (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 2010)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: David Cooke (Individual)


Side B: Greater Geelong City Council (Government)


Core objectives:

Application for city council to deny development in coastal area without climate change risk assessment


Summary
David Cooke and others challenged a coastal housing development approved by the Greeter Geelong City Council. Drawing upon Myers v. South Gippsland Shire Council (No 1) and Ronchi v. Wellington Shire Council, the Tribunal held that it would not approve developments without a coastal hazard vulnerability assessment even if the development was meritorious in all other regards.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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