Soil and Land Resources of the Moree Plains

This digital soil landscape product contains natural resource mapping for the Moree Plains. The Moree Plains cover the alluvial plains and fans of the Namoi, Gwydir, Barwon and Macintyre Rivers in the north and Pilliga Outwash fans in the South. The project was funded by the the National Partnership Agreement to provide improved soil and landscape information for this highly productive agricultural area. It has enabled more accurate and better quality Land and Soil Capability and Soil Fertility information to be available for future updates of Biophysical Strategic Agricultural Land (BSAL) mapping under the NSW Strategic Regional Land Use Policy (SRLUP). This resource information will also assist other decision making, planning and environmental modelling throughout the catchment.

Forty-four soil landscape map units have been described for the Moree Plains. Each unit is an inventory of soil and landscape information with relatively uniform land management requirements, allowing major soil and landscape qualities and constraints to be identified. Soils are described using the Australian Soil Classification and the Great Soil Groups systems.

Online Maps: This dataset can be viewed using eSPADE (NSW’s soil spatial viewer), which contains a suite of soil and landscape information including soil profile data. Many of these datasets have hot-linked soil reports. An alternative viewer is the SEED Map; an ideal way to see what other natural resources datasets (e.g. vegetation) are available for this map area.

Reference: Office of Environment and Heritage, 2015, Soil and Land Resources of the Moree Plains, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney.

Data and Resources

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Field Value
Data Type Vector
Metadata Date 04/10/2016
Date Created 30/04/2015
Date Revised 29/09/2016
Date Published 10/10/2016
Edition 1.0 (v160926)
Purpose This dataset was funded by National Partnership Agreement to collect improved soil and land information to upgrade Land and Soil Capability and Soil Fertility mapping for use in the SRLUP. It was then published in October 2016.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated as deemed necessary

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 100000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name Moree Plains
Temporal Coverage From 01/06/2013 - 30/04/2015
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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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 2016"