Lucy Ockenden

Associate student
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Lucy Ockenden

Lucy’s research seeks to examine bushfire planning controls in Victoria between 2008 and 2018. Urban planning is playing an increasingly important role in disaster risk reduction and bushfire risk management, however bushfire planning controls in Victoria are yet to be documented in detail. Specifically, Lucy is investigating how changes to planning scheme regulations have modified the level of comprehensiveness over time. This research will act as a review of past and present policy and investigate if new regulations are needed to determine the comprehensiveness of Victoria’s approach to bushfire risk management and to identify any gaps so that bushfire threats can be better addressed in the future. Settlement patterns and projected climate change impacts for Victoria are increasing the likelihood of bushfire exposure to human settlements.

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This research seeks to examine bushfire planning controls in Victoria between 2008 and 2018 and how changes to planning scheme regulations have modified the level of comprehensiveness over time.
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