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Emergency Management Australia

Emergency Management Australia

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Any planning system is basically hierarchical. Strategic planning, the level at which long-
term objectives, policies and directions are established, provides the framework for
planning at lower levels.

In the general sense, effective land use planning operates at two levels: the strategic
level and the site-specific level.19

At the strategic level it applies to a defined region and
considers hazard issues as well as social, ecological, economic and cultural issues. The
strategic plan is then used to determine specific controls for particular areas or sites;
these are used to assess each site-specific development application.

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