Australia

RES Southern Cross v. Minister for Planning (New South Wales Land and Environment Court, 2008)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: RES Southern Cross (Corporation)


Side B: Minister for Planning (Government)


Core objectives: Challenge permit approval to allow modification of proposed wind farm


Summary
After an initial challenge to development of a windfarm was rejected in Taralga Landscape Guardians Inc v Minister for Planning and RES Southern Cross Pty Ltd, [2007] 161 LGERA 1, a number of individuals and a community association objected to RES Southern Cross's application to modify a proposed wind farm by raising turbines and installing aviation safety lighting. The challengers expressed concern over noise, visual impacts, biodiversity impacts, etc. In dismissing the challenge, the court asserted that the development was in the public interest due to the risks of climate change.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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