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Anderson, John Raymond & Anderson, Demitra v Stonnington City Council [No 2]
COSTS - Unsuccessful appeal - Applicability of planning scheme amendment to development works in progress - Appeal raised issues of general significance to planning law - Whether departure from ordinary rule as to costs warranted by public interest considerations - Mere presence of public interest considerations does not compel costs result - Any public interest tangential to appellants' primary purpose of private gain - Legal issues raised resolved by application of well-established principles - Any public benefit diminished on appeal - No departure from ordinary rule warranted - Oshlack v Richmond River Council (1998) 193 CLR 72, considered.