Australia

Suburban Blue Print Pty. Ltd. v. Hobsons Bay City Council (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 2010)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: Suburban Blue Print Pty Ltd (Corporation)


Side B: Hobsons Bay City Council (Government)


Core objectives: Seeks approval of building permit


Summary
Applicant challenged the denial of a construction permit for two dwellings in part because of vulnerability to inundation due to climate change and storm surges. The Australian state court granted the permit, reasoning that the proposed dwelling's "almost-appropriate" raised floor level was acceptable given the fact that a large number of homes in the community were likely to flood.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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