The Land Use Planning Handbook for the Lockyer Catchment, which I prepared in 2001, describes the ‘land systems’ planning approach used in NRM planning in the Lockyer Catchment of South East Queensland. The Lockyer Catchment was divided into six land systems, each representing a group of areas with a distinct characteristic pattern of landform, soils and vegetation. For each land system, recommendations were made about sustainable land uses and land management practices to be encouraged, and also undesirable uses and practices to be discouraged.
These recommendations have been reflected in local government planning schemes, resulting in the promotion of sustainable land use and the improved conservation of native vegetation and other natural resources.
The Land Use Planning Handbook also informed my preparation of a Technical Note for use in property management planning processes (see Living in the Lockyer Property Management Planning Kit).
|Land Use Planning Handbook for the Lockyer Catchment (PDF 1.7 MB)|