Engineers Australia

Risky business: The development and implementation of a national landslide risk management system for AustraliaThe state of play, September 2005

Andrew R. Leventhal and Bruce F. Walker


The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) published a benchmark technical paper “Landslide Risk Management Concepts and Guidelines” in the year 2000. This was a continued recognition by AGS of the benefits of the concept of risk in potential landslide situations. The following paper discusses the subsequent strategies adopted for implementation of the principles of AGS (2000) into the legislative framework of Australian governments at National, State and Local levels.