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Term Definition
Caravan and Moveable Home Parks

Caravans and moveable dwellings are being increasingly used for long-term and permanent accommodation purposes. Standards relating to their siting, design, construction and management can be found in the Regulations under the Local Governments Act.


The land area draining through the main stream, as well as tributary streams, to a particular site. It always relates to an area above a specific location.

Computer Models

The mathematical representation of the physical processes involved in runoff generation and stream flow. These models are often run on computers due to the complexity of the mathematical relationships between runoff, stream flow and the distribution of flows across the floodplain.

Consent Authority

The council, government agency or person having the function to determine a development application for land use under the EP&A Act. The consent authority is most often the council, however legislation or an EPI may specify a Minister or public authority (other than a council), or the Director General of OEH, as having the function to determine an application.

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