Open Access Repository

Grasping the nettle : the Tasmanian geological survey's work on landslides, 1971-1988

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Stevenson, PC (2011) Grasping the nettle : the Tasmanian geological survey's work on landslides, 1971-1988. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 145. pp. 39-49. ISSN 0080-4703

[img]
Preview
PDF
2011_-_Stevenso...pdf | Download (1MB)
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

Abstract

The state of Tasmania had suffered from its foundation from landslides. A policy of limited compensation for property loss had been established in the 1960s as insurance was not available but landslide damage had continued and the compensatory policy had to be abandoned. The Tasmanian Geological Survey worked on this problem mainly in Northern Tasmania and devised a system of advisory zone maps to
control building development, followed by legislative controls. Some comments are made on the social impact of these measures. The period from 1971 to 1988 is described as being the main period of innovation. A selection of the originating reports is referenced, and a site for the whole corpus is given.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, landslip, landslide, legislation, Tasmania, Tasmanian Geological Survey.
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 39-49
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania

Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2013 01:08
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:39
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page
TOP