The former Department of Conservation and Natural Resources was involved in formal land capability assessment studies since the early 1970s. The Land Capability Assessment Section of the former Soil Conservation Authority established the framework for the conduct of formal land capability studies that included rating tables for some thirty activities associated with peri-urban expansion and agriculture. Ratings for various relevant activities were presented as thematic maps, or combined into ratings for various land uses, depending upon the needs and abilities of the clients at the time. A series of investigations were carried out between 1990-1997. The primary objective was to provide municipalities (as they were at the time) with detailed land resource information, consisting of base data on the nature of the land and of assessments of the likely performance of the land under various activities. This information could then underpin many land use and management decisions by the relevant authority.
Land Capability Assessment of the Creswick Water Supply Catchments | Preliminary Land Capability Study in the Shire of Talbot/Clunes
Land Capability Assessment of the City of Greater Bendigo, Strathfieldsaye district | Land Capability Study of the former Shire of Romsey
Land Capability Study of the Rural City of Marong | Land Capability Assessment of the City of Greater Bendigo - Huntly District
Land Capability Study of the Shire of Newham and Woodend | A report on Residential Land Capability and Agricultural Land Suitability in the Shire of Campaspe
A Land Capability Study of the former Shire of Kyneton
Related Links: Guidelines for Land Capability Assessment in Victoria