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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.

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