Resilience to climate change impacts: a review of flood mitigation policy in Queensland, Australia

Thomas, Melanie, King, David, Keogh, Diane U., Apan, Armando A., and Mushtaq, Shahbaz (2011) Resilience to climate change impacts: a review of flood mitigation policy in Queensland, Australia. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 26 (1). pp. 8-17.

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Abstract

The vulnerability of cities to inundation from the impacts of climate change associated with the increased inter-annual variability associated with extreme weather events has been highlighted in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Predictions of an increased intensity of rainfall are likely to result in subsequent flood disaster events. Flood mitigation has been addressed by planning policy in Queensland through the State Planning Policy 1/03: Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Flood, Bushfire and Landslide (SPP 1/03) which will expire at the end of 2013 under the new Sustainable Planning Act 2009. The effectiveness of the SPP 1/03 was researched using two cases studies from the 2008 floods in Queensland: the rural town of Charleville was compared with the coastal city of Mackay.

Item ID: 15287
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1324-1540
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 05:55
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 100%
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