Australia

Northcape Properties v. District Council of Yorke Peninsula (South Australian Supreme court, 2008)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: Northcape Properties (Corporation)


Side B: District Council of Yorke Peninsula (Government)


Core objectives: Challenge to local council decision to refuse development consent


Summary
The South Australian Supreme Court upheld local council decision to refuse development consent on the basis of unacceptable climate change risks to the proposed development. The court found the proposed development in violation of the goals and objectives of the council's Development Plan, and that hazardous sea level rise over the next 100 years due to climate change was a sufficient basis to support the refusal of the coastal development application.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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