Natural hazards and land use planning: How resilient must a landowner be?

Stickley, Amanda P., Christensen, Sharon A., Duncan, William D., & Buchbach, Jacinta (2015) Natural hazards and land use planning: How resilient must a landowner be? In Proceedings of the RICS COBRA 2015 Conference, RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W, pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

The past decade has seen an increase in the occurrence of natural hazards and the experience in Australia has led to a reconsideration of the planning for natural hazards by government and to the adoption of a whole-of-nation resilience-based approach to disaster management.

A key component of creating community resilience is the integration of disaster management with government and community strategic planning in relation to the social, built, economic and natural environments. Joint responsibility of government and the community for ‘land use planning systems and building control arrangements [which] reduce, as far as is practicable, community exposure to unreasonable risks from known hazards’, is a critical element of a resilient community.

As the responsibility for the implementation of land use planning policies in Australia is generally with local governments, this paper will examine whether, in light of improved predictive technology, the failure of a local government to adequately foresee and make provision for a known hazard will give rise to liability for damage or loss of property caused by that hazard.

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ID Code: 85334
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Negligence, Land use, Planning, Natural hazards
ISBN: 978-1-78321-071-8
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2015 22:41
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 02:37

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