Urban Floodplain Land-use: Acceptable Risk?
Godber, Allison M. (2005) Urban Floodplain Land-use: Acceptable Risk? The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 20(3), pp. 22-26.
There has been little research to examine how the flood standards adopted as ‘acceptable risks’ by decision makers such as local government (and communicated via a technical language) are interpreted by other stakeholders, and whether the formal standards can be accurately labelled ‘acceptable risks’. This paper presents a study, based on a Queensland local government area – the Gold Coast City Council (GCCC), examining the flood risks perceived ‘acceptable’ by the stakeholders. These stakeholders include local government, the residents and the development industry within a potentially flood-affected urban area of Guragunbah and the surrounding suburbs within the Nerang River catchment.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Flood, risk perception, policy, land, use|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE (040600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE (040600) > Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified (040699)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Emergency Management Australia|
|Copyright Statement:||The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).|
|Deposited On:||09 Dec 2005 00:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:27|
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