Land Capability Report
Any rural property that is proposed to be subdivided into smaller
agricultural unit must have a land capability report to determine their suitability of the soils for any proposed use. This is part
of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure requirements.
Hydrological Assessment Report
A hydrological report is required for the water resources of the proposed
lot to determine if there is sufficient water to supply the proposed irrigation requirements of the intensive agriculture land units.
The Department of Planning and Infrastructure is the main state
Government body that evaluates the applications. The local Shire
has guidelines from the legislated Town Planning Scheme that requires
consideration of the proposal. Private Planning companies have
the personnel and expertise to organise the process and provide
the application to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.
Government Agency Requirements
Local and state Government departments require well presented plans
of the proposed subdivision and detailed reports to support the application. Up to 7 copies of the reports must be supplied.
Process of Application
Private Planning Groups will organise the required reports which will include Land Capability and Hydrological reports.
Statuary requirements for the local and state Government agencies.
Reports submitted to DPI – process 90 days for assessment
and comments from specialised departments.