Climate change adaptation through land use planning and disaster management: Local government perspectives from Queensland

Bhishna Bajracharya, Iraphne Childs, Peter Hastings

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Climate change will manifest in altered regimes of natural hazard occurrence, and therefore can be conceptualised as a disaster management issue. Strategic land use planning is a critical tool to mitigate and adapt to hazardous events. Local governments in Queensland have the responsibility for aspects of disaster management and land use planning as core functions of the council. Together they form part of the Prevention Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PPRR) framework for disaster management. In many local governments,however, there seems to be divergence between land use planning and disaster management due to the lack of integration between different functions of council. Given the growing concerns about impacts of climate change, there are new imperatives for linking land use planning, disaster management and climate change as part of an integrated package to address disaster management issues in a holistic manner.

The objective of this paper is to examine how local government perspectives on disastermanagement are linked to climate change and land use planning. Do Councils see land useplanning, disaster management and climate change as separate? What are the key issues thatlocal councils are grappling with in terms of disaster management? The paper will addresssome of these questions based on data from an on-line survey of local governments inQueensland and in-depth focus group discussions with six Queensland local governments.The paper will develop a framework for linking climate change with disaster managementand land use planning to build community resilience
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from the PRRES Conference 2011
Subtitle of host publication17th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference
Place of PublicationOnline
PublisherPacific Rim Real Estate Society
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event7th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference : Climate change and property: Its impact now and later - Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 16 Jan 201119 Jan 2011
Conference number: 7

Conference

Conference7th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period16/01/1119/01/11

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disaster management
land use planning
local government
climate change
climate change adaptation
natural hazard
disaster
divergence

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Bajracharya, B., Childs, I., & Hastings, P. (2011). Climate change adaptation through land use planning and disaster management: Local government perspectives from Queensland. In Proceedings from the PRRES Conference 2011: 17th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference Online: Pacific Rim Real Estate Society.
Bajracharya, Bhishna ; Childs, Iraphne ; Hastings, Peter. / Climate change adaptation through land use planning and disaster management: Local government perspectives from Queensland. Proceedings from the PRRES Conference 2011: 17th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference . Online : Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, 2011.
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Proceedings from the PRRES Conference 2011: 17th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference . Online : Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

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