Australia

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority v. East Gippsland Shire Council (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 2010)

Jurisdiction: Australia


Side A: West Gippsland Cathment Management Authority (Government)


Side B: East Gippsland Shire Council (Government)


Core objectives: Challenge to planning permit


Summary
An Australia state court overturned approval for a planning permit primarily because it did not meet vehicle access requirements. The court also determined that the permit could not be granted because the proposal did not take into account increased flooding risks due to climate change. The court found that had the proposal met other requirements, a coastal hazard vulnerability assessment would be required prior to permit approval.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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