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Coping with floods

Bange, R.F. (1981) Coping with floods. The Queensland Graingrower, 25 November 1981. p. 59 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

The annual flood damage bill in Australia has continued to mount, despite quite large expenditures on structural flood mitigation works. This has been attributed in large measure to the construction of more and more buildings in flood prone situations. Federal, State and Local Governments react to the devastation caused by raging floods with emergency aid and governmental financial assistance to victims which is ultimately funded by the taxpayer. One approach to the problem is flood-plain mapping. This involves governmental authorities producing maps establishing flood hazard zones which would provide guidance for government agencies, local councils, developers, lending authorities, insurers and the community on the rational use of the land and building locations.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1981 The Queensland Graingrower
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56974
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