Australia

Lester v. Minister for Planning and Infrastructure (Land and Environment Court New South Wales, 2011)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: Robert Lester (Individual)


Side B: Minister for Planning (Government)


Core objectives: Challenge coal mining project


Summary
Applicant challenged the Planning Assessment Commission's approval of a coal mining project on a number of grounds under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The applicant alleged that the Commission's decision was unreasonable because it was based on erroneous calculations of greenhouse gas emissions submitted in the application. Finding that the application had no merit, the court dismissed the application and ordered the applicant to pay the respondents' costs.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
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