27 Jan 2020
Posted27 Jan 2020
Over the past few months we’ve worked with a local digital design team and are pleased to invite you to revisit our website. It boasts a fresh new look, improved site navigation and for us, greater usability to share our news and project updates. We hope you enjoy browsing … www.landequity.com.au.
Having emerged from the smokey haze that descended on us from Australia’s bushfires over the new year, we have just been drenched by rain with minor floods and near-empty dams now close to full. The experience has brought home the very important sense of community and resilience. The rallying of Australians and the international community around affected family, friends, and strangers equally, as well as our severely injured and suffering wildlife, reminds us how strong a sense of place and belonging truly is. Responding to large natural disasters is complex, particularly when it involves huge displacement of people. In Australia, we are fortunate to have secure, reliable, comprehensive and up-to-date property system and geospatial services that supported the response, recovery and will continue supporting with rebuilding where needed. It was a strong reminder to us at Land Equity of the necessary work needed for many nations to ensure people and their place is recognised in a form that is reliable and recoverable. While the bushfires in too many cases erased people’s livelihoods and property, the land administration system with integrated spatial records can verify property and owners instantaneously. In many jurisdictions where land systems are unable to do this, particularly at times when communities are in upheaval and distress, the future of one’s place and property often rests with scant evidence or voices within the community. This is unacceptable and we must do more to better equip and enable communities to ‘build back better’