The former Shire of Talbot & Clunes was located between Maryborough & Ballarat. This study was commisssioned in 1981 as part of the Rural Mapping Program initiated by the former Ministry of Planning and was prepared by R T Costello, Research Officer, Land Capability Assessment Section of the former Soil Conservation Authority. The purpose of the study was to provide an assessment of land capability to be used by planners as an aid to developing a planning scheme. The mapping was provided at 1:25 000 - a scale considered useful in assessing subdivision and other land use proposals at the time. The report covers:
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- erosion risk assessment
- other land use constraints
- land management guidelines