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History of Soil Conservation Authority (SCA) Land Studies

Statewide Landform | SCA early studies regional-land system studies | SCA and post-SCA Land Studies - from 1980's | References

The development of awareness of the significance of soil erosion in Victoria, and the need for a government response extends back into the 1850s. Over the years various government departments were assigned responsibility for aspects of soil conservation, but it was not until November 1940 that an Act of Parliament set up the Soil Conservation Board that eventually became the Soil Conservation Authority (SCA). The Soil Conservation Authority was responsible for preparing many studies of the lands across Victoria.

This section provides a historic overview of the land surveys that were undertaken by the Soil Conservation Authority and its succesors. This material has been provided by Ken Rowe, Jim Rowan and David Rees.

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