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Natural hazard resilient communities and land use planning: the limitations of planning governance in tropical Australia

Harwood, Sharon; Carson, Dean; Wensing, Ed; Jackson, Luke


This paper examines how two Australian land use planning systems address the creation of hazard resilient communities in tropical areas. The application of substantive hazard knowledge and how this influences the associated procedures within the planning system is examined. The case studies of Darwin the capital of the Northern Territory, and the beachside suburb of Machans Beach within the Cairns Regional Council in far north Queensland are investigated. Both case study locations have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-10-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters 4.2 (2014): 1000130
DOI: 10.4172/2167-0587.1000130


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