Brownfield re-development : Perceptions and risk mitigation strategies

Susilawati, Connie & Thomas, Kelsey (2012) Brownfield re-development : Perceptions and risk mitigation strategies. In Proceedings of the 2012 AsRES and AREUEA Joint International Conference, Singapore.


Scarcity of large parcels of land in well-serviced areas has motivated people to re-develop brownfield land. Most of brownfield land has high risk of contamination from wide range of industrial activities such as gas works, factories, railway land and waste tips. In addition, people who live in brownfield re-development areas may be exposed to health hazards. This paper discusses public perceptions on the brownfield sites and also the risk and mitigation strategy to promote brownfield re-development. Data is gathered from face to face survey of fifty respondents who work in Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) and interview with an expert on remediation of contaminated land. From this preliminary study, it is found that majority of the population are not aware of any brownfield sites near their residence and those who are aware showed very little concern on their proximity to the site. Further discussion on the paper based on a simple cross tabulation analysis. The main risk mitigation strategy of re-development of brownfield site is by updating the registration through Environmental Management Register (EMR) and Contaminated Land Register (CLR). In addition, insurance may offer to cover cost overruns on remediation cost.

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ID Code: 59721
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Brownfield, Re-development, Remediation, Public Perceptions, Risk Mitigation
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 13 May 2013 22:54
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:46

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