Abstract

The AGSO Cities Project was established in 1996 to undertake research directed towards the mitigation of the risks faced by Australian urban communities that are posed by a range of geohazards. Geohazards are broadly defined to include all earth surface processes with the potential to cause loss or harm to the community or the environment. The ultimate objective is to improve the safety of communities, and consequently make them more sustainable and prosperous. To provide a realistic focus to this research, and to achieve practical outcomes, the Cities Project is using a series of case studies based on Queensland centres to develop and test its science and techniques. Cairns is the first of these multi-hazard case studies. Cairns is the most northerly of Queensland's cities and one of the fastest growing communities in Australia. It is also an isolated community, located some 1 400 km from Brisbane (Figure (i)). Cairns has a resident population of approximately 120 000 and this total can exceed 150 000 at the height of the tourist season.
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1999

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Earth Sciences

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