Australia

Drake-Brockman v. Minister for Planning (Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, 2007)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: Drake-Brockman (Individual)


Side B: Minister for Planning (Government)


Core objectives:

Challenge to state agency decision approving a concept plan for a mixed-use development project


Summary
An Australian state court upheld a state agency decision to approve a concept plan for a mixed-use development project. Applicant challenged the agency decision on three grounds, including the agency's failure to consider ecologically sustainable development (ESD) principles in approving the concept plan under the Envrionmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The court held that the agency had considered ESD principles and greenhouse gas emissions when approving the project. A quantitative assessment of GHG emissions was not necessary in this particular case and is not required for every major project.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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