By David Holland
The Risk Model, as described in the following paper, is an approach for local councils in NSW to plan for future climate change induced sea level rise in an equitable and proactive way.
It allows local government to approve developments that are under the maximum State Government of NSW benchmarks set at 900mm over the present flood levels while at the same time reduces risks to litigation due to damage of properties from climate change brought by property owners who’s developments are below this maximum standard set by the State Government.
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