Pacific

Minister for Planning v Walker [2008] NSWCA 224 (case note)

Minister for Planning v Walker [2008] NSWCA 224  (case note)

The Court of Appeal ruled that, although the planning minister must make decisions in the public interest, not having regard to ESD principles does not necessarily constitute a breach of that obligation.

It was "somewhat surprising" that the Planning Minister had not considered the precautionary principle or the principle of inter-generational equity, but that does not constitute a basis for ruling his concept plan approval void, Justice David Hodgson said.

Walker v the Minister for Planning & Ors [2007] NSWLEC 741 (case note)

Failure to Consider the Impacts of Climate Change Walker v the Minister for Planning & Ors [2007] NSWLEC 741 The Facts The Sandon Point site comprises 53ha of mostly open space land on the coast north of Wollongong.  It is an area of considerable significance for the local Aboriginal community.  In May 2007 the eastern part of the site was declared an Aboriginal Place under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1979.  The site also contains endangered ecological communities and significant bird habitat.

Pages

Subscribe to Pacific