Victoria’s Planning System is Failing on Flooding
The planning system in Victoria is failing to protect communities from flooding, the state’s peak body for town planners says.
Australia’s Most Likely Uninsurable Suburbs and Towns Have Been Unveiled
Ten regions in which home and property owners are likely to find that they are not able to affordably insure their homes against major natural disasters...
Planning for Resilience to More Frequent and Extreme Floods
The Planning Institute has been forthright in calling for a better way to live in a changing climate.
One in Seven Victorian Homes at High Climate Risk
Around one in seven homes throughout Victoria face substantial hazards relating to climate and risk exposure, the latest report suggests.
Climate Change Ups Legal Risks For Property Development
Research has shown that the relatively short time frames in which property developers operate gives them little cause to consider climate legal risk.
Flood Concerns Over Melb-Bris Rail Project
A $10 billion rail project from Melbourne to Brisbane will devastate Queensland communities if it is built on a notorious flood plain, say farmers.
Is Resilience Falling Victim to Political Expediency?
With media reports suggesting that at least 124 people have died because of Hurricane Irma and that more than 60 have lost their lives in Hurricane...
Levee Wouldn’t Stop 2011 Flooding: Council
Brisbane City Council says a called-for levee around the CBD would not have prevented the disastrous 2011 floods.
Harvey Brings Death, Destruction to Texas
Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has already killed at least seven people in Texas and is expected to drive tens of thousands from their homes,...