Abstract

Geographical information systems (GIS) have been used to model building flood damage in South East Queensland. The research shows that if a flood with a 1% annual exceedence probability (AEP) occurred simultaneously in all rivers in the region, 47 000 properties would be inundated, with about half of the properties likely to experience overfloor flooding. 90% of affected properties are located in the Brisbane-Bremer River system and the Gold Coast catchment. 89% of properties affected by flooding are residential. Nearly 60% of the residential flood damage is located in the Brisbane-Bremer River system, with damage estimated to be highest in those areas which historically have suffered high flood losses. Equivalent average damage per residential building is highest in the Gold Coast catchment. If the cost of the actual damages were to be spread among all residential buildings in South East Queensland, than the equivalent flood damage would be 1.09% damage from a flood with a 1% AEP.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -20.0 East bound 156.0 West bound 145.0 South bound -28.0
Related Links
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - External Publication - Conference Paper

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2002

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

External Publication
Conference Paper
risk assessment
GIS
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-20.0
East bound
156.0
West bound
145.0
South bound
-28.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

pdf

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-b678-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2001-12-14

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Related Links
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays