Liability for Planning Decisions Affected by Climate Change and Natural Hazards Liability for Planning Decisions Affected by Climate Change and Natural Hazards

The LGAQ continues to pursue a statutory limitation of local governments’ exposure to liability for reasonably-based decision-making and actions through amendments to the Local Government Act 2009 and City of Brisbane Act 2010. 

These legislative amendments would protect actions that councils take in good faith using best available information. They would also encourage councils to undertake ‘best practice’ approaches to natural hazard management that increase development certainty and economic growth.