Soil and Land Resources of Central and Eastern NSW

This map is a compilation of seven published Soil and Land Resource products which contain baseline natural resource information for the:

These products were undertaken to enhance knowledge of soils, landscapes and physical constraints to land use in the urban and rural environment. The information will assist in informed decision making, planning and environmental modelling throughout the catchments. The Soil and Land Resource mapping for the Merriwa Plateau and Moree Plains were funded to especially improve existing soil landscape information so more accurate Land and Soil Capability (LSC) and Soil Fertility information would be available to upgrade future Biophysical Strategic Agricultural Land (BSAL) mapping under NSW Strategic Regional Land Use Policy (SRLUP).

One thousand, one hundred and seventeen map units have been described in this combined Soil and Land Resource product. Each soil landscape 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.

Reference: Office of Environment and Heritage, 2018, Soil and Land Resources of Central and Eastern NSW, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney.

Note: Part of this area is also covered by other soil mapping products, see the soil map index in eSPADE.

Data and resources

Additional Information

Field Value
Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Dataset
Metadata Date 04/10/2016
Date of Asset Creation 30/04/2015
Date of Asset Revision 25/01/2018
Date of Asset Publication 10/10/2016
Purpose Support natural resource management and decision making.
Update Frequency Data is updated as deemed necessary
OEH Service Landscapes and Aquatic Ecosystems
Keywords SOIL,SOIL-Erosion,SOIL-Chemistry,SOIL-Physics,LAND,LAND-Topography,HAZARDS-Landslip,HAZARDS-Flood,VEGETATION,LAND-Use
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Landing Page
Equivalent Scale 100000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name Central and Eastern NSW
Geospatial Coverage
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tiles by MapBox
Temporal Coverage From 01/08/2008 - 30/04/2015
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Legal Disclaimer Legal Disclaimer
Attribution Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) 2016"