This report provides a general description of land units within the Westernport Bay Catchment Area and an accompanying assessment of the capability of the land to sustain a range of land uses.
The Westernport Bay Catchment Area occupies some 2600 km2 of land east of Melbourne. The survey was undertaken at a scale of 1:25 000 between the months of January 1986 and October 1986 by H M Gross, T Reimers and R H M van de Graaf - Land Protection Division of the former Department of Conservation Forests and Lands. The principal objective of the report published in April 1988, was to identify major soil types and landform elements, thus providing physical data on which predictions could be made regarding the degree of erosion hazard of the land units under a variety of land uses.
The study was initiated under the Westernport Rivers Management Study and was funded by the former Dandenong Valley Authority.
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