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Setting the Scene

Why is risk-based planning important? Why should you implement a risk based approach? Why engage with communities? This section provides an overview of the legislative requirements for planning for natural hazards under a variety of legislation.

It provides:

  • Background information on the importance of engagement with communities and stakeholders early in the process and;
  • Provides guidance on other related matters, such as how to manage uncertainty, scale of maps, etc.
 Legislative context General Natural Hazard Guidance Concepts of Public Engagement