INXS: Kirk Pengilly Wins Neighbourhood Dispute
The veteran rocker and his wife, surfing champion Layne Beachley, planned to develop their beachfront property in Victoria, Australia, but their proposition was challenged by disgruntled neighbour Wendy Goyer, who insisted the extension would block her view.
The couple, which bought the home in 2007 for $2 million, were granted planning permission from Warringah council in 2013 to extend the home despite an assessment pointing out Goyer's view would be "destroyed."
Goyer brought the case in front of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and on Wednesday, Justice Rachel Pepper dismissed the case, ruling the views from Goyer's home are not "iconic" enough to be saved.
Pepper also ordered Goyer to pay the couple's legal costs.