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.

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Raster
Metadata Date 19/06/2019
Date Created 01/06/2011
Date Published 01/06/2011
Edition 1
Purpose Assist Local Councils and regional planning bodies in urban and regional planning in Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment, including western Sydney
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Field of Research Land Use and Environmental Planning,Land Capability and Soil Degradation

Dataset extent

Geospatial Topic Planning Cadastre
Language English
NSW Place Name Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2000 - 01/06/2011
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 56
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry 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, Industry and Environment 2011"