Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning
COURT OR TRIBUNAL
New South Wales Land and Environment Court
DATE OF FIRST CLIMATE JUDGMENT
Project Approval - Mitigation
CATCHWORDS: PARTIES – joinder of party – state significant development open cut coal mine- community group raising issues not addressed by existing parties – permissibility of the proposed development – social impact on the residents and community – climate change – intergenerational equity – joinder of community group necessary to sufficiently address issues.
APPEAL – open cut coal mine – impacts on existing, approved and likely preferred uses of land in the vicinity – high visual impact – negative social impacts – impacts of the mine on climate change – economic and public benefits of the mine and other land uses – impacts and costs of mine outweigh benefits of mine – development consent refused
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