In 1994 an Australian Land Use Mapping (ALUM) standard was developed for the Murray Darling Basin Commission (MDBC) (Baxter and Russell 1994). In 1996 a collaborative national land use mapping initiative called the Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Program (ACLUMP) was established. This initiative further refined the ALUM classification (Bureau of Rural Sciences 2006) and this was used when the DPI in Victoria began a state-wide mapping program in Gipplsand in 1996 that was finished in the lower Goulburn in 2005. Below shows the 6 major ALUM categories for Victoria.
|For further information on the ALUM classification method, please refer to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Land Use and Management Information for Australia (external link). The map to the below shows the temporal extent of the various land use layers used to create the Victorian Land use map between 1996 and 2005.|
Victorian land use
|This land use map was created from data collected between 1996 (South West, North Central) and 2005 (North East, Lower Goulburn). The land use classification system used in Victoria at this time was the Australian Land Use and Management (ALUM) classification. The classification consists of six main categories, each further divided into two extra tiers. The six primary categories are:|| |
Map showing temporal extent of land use layers
|Land Use Information 1996 - 2005|
Approximately 39% of Victoria’s land was public land; the remaining 61% was private or freehold. Of all the land uses in the state, dryland agriculture and horticulture comprised approximately 53%, whereas irrigated agriculture and horticulture was less than 4%.
More detailed overview land use mapping (2001-02) is available for the Corangamite and Port Phillip and Westernport regions.
|National and State Parks|
This map shows the location of State and National Parks in Victoria (as at January 2006). Parks Victoria manages Victoria's world class network of national, state, regional and metropolitan parks, other conservation reserves, many significant cultural assets, and Melbourne's bays and major waterways. The Parks Victoria Parkweb website (external link) provides information about each of Victoria's National and State Parks.
National and State Parks
Division of public land in Victoria over the various CMAs
Division of major land use categories for CMAs
Percentage of Major Land Uses in
the Catchment Management Authorities
Division of Major Land Uses over CMAs