Local government views on addressing flood risk management on the Gold Coast

Godber, Allison M., Hastings, Peter A., & Childs, Iraphne R. (2006) Local government views on addressing flood risk management on the Gold Coast. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 21(3), pp. 34-40.


The premise of sustainable development infers the need to integrate risk management with land-use planning and sustainable community development. To achieve ‘sustainable’ floodplain management, policy makers and local government officers need to have an effective knowledge of the risks considered to be ‘acceptable’ by the community as well as the levels of flood awareness and local experience. This knowledge then needs to be further incorporated into acceptable risk standards and floodplain land-use policy – but how can this be achieved? Research to date has identified several factors relating to government, perception, resource availability and communication which limit such integration. Based on a case study on the Gold Coast, QLD, this paper presents the views of local government officers on potential solutions to address the problems of setting and communicating flood risk standards in land-use planning

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ID Code: 8503
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Author contact details: a.godber@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: flood, acceptable risk, land use planning
ISSN: 1324-1540
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Social Policy (160512)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES (070000) > AGRICULTURE LAND AND FARM MANAGEMENT (070100) > Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Emergency Management Australia
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:26

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