Engineers Australia

A national landslide risk management framework for Australia

Andrew R. Leventhal

Abstract

The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is publishing a series of benchmark guidelines on Landslide Risk Management (LRM) and slope management and maintenance. This is a continued recognition by AGS of the benefits of risk based systems in managing landslide hazards. This paper provides an introduction to the LRM guidelines that have been developed under the National Disaster Funding Program (NDMP) – with the aim of managing the risk to occupants and property from landslide hazards. These guidelines are tools that can be introduced into the legislative framework of Australian governments at National, State and Local levels and to thereby promote appropriate use of land in recognition that it is a valuable resource which should be developed on its merit.