Flood Risk Management in Australia

Company Principal Neil Dufty recently wrote an article summarising Floodplain Risk Management (FRM) in Australia. Part of a comprehensive review of flood risk management in five mature economies by insurer IAG, this report details the successes and areas for improvement in the Australian FRM system. A thorough overview of the state […] Read more »

Emergency Management in Australia Report Published

Molino Stewart prepared a report on emergency management in Australia for the World Bank. The report, titled “Civil Protection in Australia”, was part of a major report by the World Bank on the state of global civil protection (emergency management). Using a deep-dive approach, the Molino Stewart report analysed the […] Read more »

Wimmera Flood Knowledge and Language Social Research

Neil Dufty and Jenni Kremer recently gave a presentation to the Wimmera Strategic Water Management Working Group on findings of the Wimmera Flood Knowledge and Language Social Research project. The social research was conducted in six flood-prone Wimmera communities and used a research framework that analysed possible contributing factors to […] Read more »

Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal on Public Exhibition

A draft planning proposal for a major redevelopment of Parramatta CBD is now on public exhibition.  The proposal includes expansion of the CBD footprint, increased height limits on buildings and an increase in residential high rise buildings in the city centre. This will be accompanied by the revitalisation of public […] Read more »

Wollondilly Biodiversity Strategy and Offset Policy

Molino Stewart recently completed a comprehensive update of the draft Biodiversity Strategy for Wollondilly Shire Council. Covering the whole LGA, the Strategy details the actions Wollondilly Shire Council can undertake to protect its substantial biodiversity resources while it is also subject to substantial urban growth. The Biodiversity Strategy will be […] Read more »

Parramatta Powerhouse Museum Flood Risk Review

Molino Stewart Principal, Steven Molino, has recently given evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Parramatta Powerhouse Museum regarding flood risks which the current design poses to people and the museum collections. In 2014, the NSW State Government announced the Powerhouse Museum would be moved from its location in Ultimo […] Read more »

Bundaberg Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS) to be Released

Bundaberg Regional Council (Council) sought to develop a CHAS for its 110km coastline which evaluated hazards such as coastal erosion, storm tide inundation and sea level rise and their potential impacts on the community, infrastructure and the environment. Council engaged Water Technology who worked collaboratively with Molino Stewart to prepare […] Read more »