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2022 PLANET Online | Building Resilience & Adapting to Climate Change: The Role of Planning & Development Assessment

This full day course is designed to provide an overview of climate change science, resilience and adaptation concepts and to explore the role of planning and development assessment in considering and addressing physical and socio-economic risks from climate change impacts. The focus of the session will be on the Queensland planning system; but with references to emerging practices in other states, territories and international jurisdictions.

The event will involve three modules which will be as follows:

  • Module 1 – Climate change concepts and principles and applicability to the planning system
  • Module 2 – Considering and incorporating climate change into strategic planning (including planning schemes)
  • Module 3 – Considering climate change impacts,resilience and adaptation in the context of development assessment

The modules will be delivered as follow:

  • Module 1 – Jointly delivered by both speakers
  • Module 2 – Stephen Dredge MPIA – Meridian Urban
  • Module 3 – Greg Fisk – BMT
Designed for:

People who need to understand more about how climate change (and associated physical and socio-economic risks and impacts) should be considered as part of the planning and development framework in Queensland, including planning professionals, councillors, community groups and planning students and new graduates.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course attendees will be able to:

  • understand basic climate change concepts and trends;
  • recognise the language and terminology associated with climate hazards and impacts, resilience and adaptation;
  • be aware of the policy and decision-making framework for strategic planning and development involving climate change and climate-related hazards in Queensland;
  • understand the integration and mainstreaming of planning for climate change into existing socio-economic approaches and frameworks;
  • understand some of the practical tools and measures that can be employed as part of planning and development assessment to avoid or reduce risks from climate hazards; and
  • be aware of emerging trends in climate risk and resilience including liability exposure, public asset reconstruction obligations, climate risk disclosure and proposals for nature-based solutions such as blue carbon
  • participate more effectively in planning and development processes involving climate change and climate hazards.

Stephen Dredge MPIA

Stephen is the founder and Director of Meridian Urban, an Australian planning and policy advisory firm. He is an urban planning executive with nearly 20 years of Australian and international experience across a range of fields including land use planning, urban policy, disaster resilience, reconstruction, and adaptation.

He is an industry leader in strategic planning and policy development, delivering these services for both governance reviews and urban policy changes and national, state and local levels. He has also pioneered innovations in the integration of natural hazard risk management and climate adaptation into land use planning practice. Stephen has recently authored or significantly contributed to a range of National and state-level policy documents in these fields and has deployed this guidance into practice for multiple local projects.

Stephen also has practical experience in governance, administration and communication during disaster events which provides him with unique insights in the application of disaster resilience policy and strategy to on-the-ground practice.

Greg Fisk

Greg is the Global Lead for Climate Risk and Resilience at BMT, a global marine science and technology consultancy firm. He has over 25 years of experience in climate change planning and adaptation studies across both public and private sector organisations. Client projects include climate resilience and adaptation plans for State agencies and local authorities, climate vulnerability and impact assessments for port, airport and other transport authorities and assessing how natural ecological systems such as coastal wetlands will respond to current and future climate changes.

  • Price: $290 Members | $420 Non-Members
  • CPD Point: 7


May 19 2022


AEST: 09:00AM-05:00PM AWST: 07:00AM-03:00PM ACST: 08:30AM-04:30PM ACDT: 09:30AM-05:30PM
9:00 am - 5:00 pm




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