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Carnarvon (WA), Western Australia, Land use, Soil surveys, Land capability, Land use planning


Babbage Island is located at the mouth of the Gascoyne River at Carnarvon. It is separated from the town centre by the South Branch of the Gascoyne River (Fig 1). The island has been identified as having potential for urban development in the Report of the Steering Committee of the Planning and Co-ordinating Authority (1980)

This report details the results of a land capability survey of the island which was undertaken to provide the State Planning Commission with a suitable framework for development of the Coastal Management Plan. The survey comprised two stages, a description of the land resources, and an assessment of the capability of the land to sustain future urban development. The methods and results of each stage are reported separately in sections 2 and 3. This is followed by a list of recommended planning and management considerations in section 4.


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