Goulburn Hydrogeological Landscapes: June 2011 (First Edition)

The Hydrogeological Landscape (HGL) concept provides a structure for the understanding of how salinity manifests itself in the landscape and how differences in salinity are expressed across the landscape. A HGL spatially defines areas of similar salt stores and pathways for salt mobilisation. The process of HGL determination relies on the integration of a number of factors: geology, soils, slope, regolith depth, and climate; an understanding of the differences in salinity development; and the impacts (land salinity/salt load/water electrical conductivity) in landscapes. Information sources such as soils maps, site characterisation, salinity site mapping, hydrogeological conditions and surface and groundwater data are combined to develop standard templates for each HGL. The focus of this package is the Goulburn Study Area. It comprises four volumes - Volume 1: project background, regional setting, methodologies, interpretations, conclusions, glossary and references; Volume 2: HGL templates, and information associated with the use of the HGL templates; Volume 3: maps and digital spatial data developed for the project, including derivative maps to assist in land management decision making; and Volume 4: background information relevant to land management for rural and urban salinity in the Goulburn Study Area. This includes information on salinity management from the perspectives of land use design, scales and types of management, landscape function, management strategies, actions and outcomes, as well as land use to be avoided.

Spatial resolution for this product is 1:100 000.

Data and Resources

  • DQS – Goulburn Hydrogeological Landscapes: June 2011 (First Edition)

  • Contains Goulburn HGL attributed boundary shapefile, PDF versions of...

  • Summary of HGL attributes of Goulburn study area.

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title Goulburn Hydrogeological Landscapes (HGL)
Edition First
Purpose This data package was generated for the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority (HNCMA). Funding for this project was from the NSW Salinity Strategy Enhancement Program.
Frequency of change Not planned
Metadata Date 2010-06-30
Date of Asset Creation 2010-06-30
Date of Asset Publication 2011-06-30
Date of Next Update 2011-06-30
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 50000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Geoscientific information
NSW Place Name Goulburn

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2008-01-07 - 2010-12-31
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 55
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2011"