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This report provides a description of the landforms, soils and vegetation of Rottnest Island. In addition, it provides a discussion of the relative capability of each of the landforms of the island to sustain various forms of development. The primary objective of this work is to direct development into areas of high capability (low risk of land degradation) in preference to areas of lower capability (higher risk of land degradation).
Rottnest Island is located approximately 30 km west of Perth. The proximity of the island to the capital city of Western Australia, its warm Mediterranean climate and the subsequent likelihood of further development, mean that there will be increasing pressure on the natural resources of the island. This report details the nature and inherent stability of those natural resources, and provides a guide for their management.
Department of Agriculture, Western Australia
Landforms, Soils, Sand Dunes, Development Hazards, Land Resources, Land Evaluation, Vegetation
Agricultural Science | Agriculture | Botany | Horticulture
Heap, P A, Wells, M R, Ward, B H, and Riches, J R. (1983), Land Resource Survey of Rottnest Island - An Aid to Land Use Planning. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Bulletin 4086, 32p.
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