"A Study of Land Capability in the Shire of Bannockburn" describes a study carried out by P J Jeffrey - Land Studies Section and R T Costello - Land Capability Section of the former Soil Conservation Authority covering the environment of the Shire of Bannockburn and the capability of the different types of land to support various land uses - particularly subdivision. The study was completed in February 1981.
There are forty-two map units described in the study. Many of these units are complex land systems containing up to three or four different but related types of land. (i.e. land components).
The capability of the land to support three main activities has been examined.
1. Erosion risk associated with soil disturbance.
2. Constraints on construction (small buildings, secondary roads, etc.).
3. Effluent disposal by soil absorption - risk of failure and difficulties of installation.
Land Unit Descriptions & Capability Units
|Soils on Quaternary Unconsolidated Sediments||Soils on Tertiary Unconsolidated and Consolidated Sediments|
|Soils on Basaltic Terrain||Soils on Granitic Terrain|
|Soils on Older Consolidated Sediments|
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