A win against Council bad planning

Did you see this win against council bad planning - and here below is a letter about another very wrong council decision which could have disastrous implications for our coastline- This is an amazing Supreme Court precedent and councils must beware.


"Beware precedents OUR council's support for an overscale four-storey development of 97 apartments, 10 shops and 200-seat restaurant proposed for Port Campbell's sea-caverned cliffs may also leave it open to litigation (''Gas-leak win threat to councils'', The Saturday Age, 26/3). Corangamite Shire Council ignored its planner's recommendation to refuse to extend the permit for a third term. The council also ignored many heritage and environment groups, and seven leading geo-experts who report the development is high risk and could collapse the headland in tens of years. A parliamentary select committee investigation into Crown land use expressed concern, and legal experts have advised council of its responsibility. Why are some councillors refusing to listen to expert advice? It is time the state government intervened. "Marion Manifold, Port Campbell Community Group, Port Campbell