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Ronchi v. Wellington Shire Council (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 2009)

Jurisdiction: Australia

Side A: Campbell J. (Individual)

Side B: Wellington Shire Council (Government)

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

The Tribunal held that the proposed construction of two double-story dwellings in a coastal area placed too great an onus on the developers to prepare for the impacts of climate change. Drawing upon the decision in Myers v. South Gippsland Shire Council (No 1), the Tribunal held that the applicant should instead prepare a coastal hazard vulnerability assessment prior to receiving approval.
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