A Land Capability Study of the Shire of Cardinia conducted in February 1997, by Matthew J Macmillan, Angela L Smith and Nathalie M Baxter of the former Department of Natural Resources and Environment, describes in detail the land present in the Cardinia Shire and provides information relevant to land use planning and assessment.
A land capability study provides a planning tool to assist the Shire in the development of a detailed planning scheme. It facilitates the planning of land use through a systematic and rational examination of the lands management requirements, and the consequences of undertaking a range of alternative land uses. Revision of the planning scheme, based on sound land resources information, is required to direct development away from areas not well suited to certain uses, and to maintain a balance between competing land uses and the better quality agricultural land, in the interest of the whole community.
|Preface||A Land Capability Study of the Shire of Cardinia - Technical Report No. 29 |
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|Land Capability Assessment|
|Land Management Guidelines|
|Detailed Map Unit Descriptions and Capability Ratings|
|Appendix A - Notes to accompany Land Capability Rating Tables|
|Appendix B - working tables for Land Capability Classes|
|Appendix C - Specific Methodology|
|Appendix D - Physical and Chemical laboratory results|
|Appendix E - Criteria used for establishing Recharge Values|