Aveneu Park, Starling, Australia

Planning is an important tool available to governments.

Planning tools –
consist of local and regional government planning.

1)     
Objectives
& Policies – Setting objectives and policies to manage development is an
important tool available to governments. Objectives and policies should be
included in many governmental planning documents, such as growth management
strategies, community plans and comprehensive plans.

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2)     
Coastal
Hazard Mapping – It is a key tool to identify areas that are susceptible to hazards
and the effects of sea level rise on the coast.

3)     
Risk
Management – is considered a process used to identify and manage the impacts of
a change in conditions. It can have aspects that may affect many factors, as
people, the environment and the economy, providing a way to explore public
attitudes and perceptions of risk.

4)     
Emergency
Planning and Preparedness – are the measures made prior of a disaster.

Regulatory tools –
include the regulation of subdivision, land use and buildings.

5)     
Regulations
of Land Use – Land use can be regulated through the establishment of
appropriate zoning and also through strategic plans, neighborhood plans, growth
management plans, character guidelines, setback regulations and capital works
plans.

6)     
Subdivision
Regulation – A subdivision regulation can be used to protect development in
areas of land at risk from hazards.

7)     
Development
Permit – it is a form of regulation distinctive to British Columbia. It combines
policy objectives and guidelines with site specific regulation, protecting the development
from hazard conditions and protecting the natural environment.

8)     
Building
Regulation – Regulates safety of land subject to coastal hazards, and influence
the way buildings are situated and constructed.

Land use change or
restriction tools – consist on land use change or the restriction of land use
other than through the regulatory functions noted above. 

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