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

Thomas, Melanie and King, David and Keogh, Diane U. and Apan, Armando and Mushtaq, Shahbaz (2011) Resilience to climate change impacts: a review of flood mitigation policy in Queensland, Australia. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 26 (1). pp. 8-17. ISSN 1324-1540


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2011 02:30
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017 00:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Charleville; Mackay; climate change; flood disaster events; planning legislation; rural town; coastal city
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961002 Natural Hazards in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures

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