Examining acceptable Risk
Godber, Allison M. (2004) Examining acceptable Risk. In Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society International Conference on Storms - Storm Science to Disaster Mitigation, 5-9th July, Brisbane, Australia.
For land-use planning purposes, Australian Local Governments select levels of flood risk or exposure they consider to be ‘acceptable’ for given land-uses. One example is the commonly applied 1-in-100- year design flood for residential land, which is a level chosen by local governments as acceptable for the community. However, Local Government is not the only stakeholder to make decisions regarding ‘acceptable’ flood risk. Within the planning and risk management frameworks for floodplain land-use, it is possible to identify two additional stakeholder groups who also participate in the decision-making process – members of the development industry and the floodplain occupants. 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 labeled ‘acceptable risks’. This thesis aims to examine:
(1.) The perception of ‘acceptable’ risk by the stakeholders (Local Government, the floodplain occupants and the development industry);
(2.) The risk management context and land-use planning context of an urban floodplain (Guragunbah and the surrounding suburbs within the Nerang River Catchment, Gold Coast).
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||flood risk, risk assessment, landuse, acceptable risk, decision, making|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||15 Oct 2004|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2012 19:41|
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