We have another very happy client, with news from VCAT that an appeal against a Council decision was successful and as a result has saved our client around $260,000!
This was the cost for works that the Council was unreasonably asking to be done.
East Gippsland Shire Council expected our clients to fully construct a 300m road adjacent a proposed Service Station complex on the Princes Highway, Lakes Entrance, east of Melbourne. We successfully argued against the Council’s legal representative and an expert, that to do so was totally unreasonable – VCAT agreed.
This is what our client wrote when the news broke:
“I am still taking it all in. It has been a very successful result. Your experience and professionalism has carried the day for us…”
This is how we help our clients.
The underlying lesson is that a Council can only impose a permit condition that reasonably relates to the development and the reason a permit is required.