Soil and land constraint assessment maps: Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment

This dataset contains maps and data on soil and land constraints that may impact on a range of land uses throughout the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment. It reveals the physical capability of the land for different land uses, together with a broad indication of potential economic costs associated with overcoming the constraints. It should assist in many planning and natural resource management processes throughout the catchment. Land uses dealt with include: development – standard residential, medium density, high density and rural residential agriculture – cropping and grazing wastewater disposal – surface irrigation, trench absorption and pump-out methods. Background information and methodology is provided in the accompanying Technical Report DECCW (2010) Soil and land constraint assessment for urban and regional planning.

Organisation: Department of Planning and Environment

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Metadata template type Raster
Asset Type Dataset
Edition 1
Purpose Assist Local Councils and regional planning bodies in urban and regional planning in Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment, including western Sydney
Update Frequency Not planned
OEH Service Sustainable Land Use and Development
Field of Research (optional) Land Use and Environmental Planning,Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Geospatial Topic Planning cadastre
NSW Place Name Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment
Geospatial Coverage

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2000-01-01 - 2011-01-06
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 56
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
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Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2019"