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444 pages

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This report is one of a series describings the physical nature of the land and its environment, examines the likely forms of land use, and assesses the hazards associated with these uses. It is divided into four main sections: Introduction, Characteristics of environment, main forms of land use and description of 24 specific blocks in the study area which include Torquay, Brisbane Ranges, Werribee, Wombat, Loddon, Romsey, Puckapunyal, Strathbogie, Eildon, Disappointment, Break O'Day, Black Range, Cerberean, Upper Goulburn, Kinglake, Donna Buang, Upper Yarra, Thomson, Dandenongs, Bunyip-Latrobe, Shady Creek, Tyers, Westernport and Strzelecki. The Land Conservation Act 1970 established the Land Conservation Council whose functions is to "carry out investigations and make recommendations to the Minister with respect to the use of public land in order to provide for the balanced use of land in Victoria. This report sets out to describe and assess the natural resources of the public lands in the Melbourne area and provides a factual basis on which members of the community may base submissions to the [Land Conservation] Council of Victoria.