Land Capability

The Department uses the Land Capability Classification System (LCCS) to assess, classify and map land according to its ability to support a range of crops on a long term sustainable basis.

The evaluation is based on the degree of limitation imposed on that land by a variety of physical factors which include erosion, soils, wetness and climate. Land is evaluated on the basis of the range of potential crops, productivity, ease of management and risk of degradation. Only broadacre agricultural crops and pastoral activities are considered, and only where they occur on private freehold and leased Crown land.

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