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In the late 1970’s, there was a need to regulate speculative residential development of the many small to medium sized catchments within the Malakoff Creek catchment. Unregulated development posed a major potential risk to the water supply for Landsborough and Navarre.
Active erosion and catchment salting were adversely affecting the water supply.
Innovative residential planning was required to reduce the number of potential houses in the catchment from 158 to 22.
The approach taken for planning broadacre land use and management is based on land capability related criteria and complements development policy.
Since the introduction of development policy for the catchment in 1980, minimal development has taken place in comparison to the surrounding area where planning control is less detailed and rigid.
The effectiveness of the Determination in improving the management of land for other uses has been limited and no significant change in the general condition of the catchment since 1986 has been evident.
|Downloadable Report of the Investigation for a Proposed Land Use Determination - Malakoff Creek (Landsborough) Water Supply Catchment - 1985.
Note that this has been split here in to two documents owing to the large size of the original document.