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Darwin Regional Land Use Plan



Darwin Regional Land Use Plan


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Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment

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Darwin (N.T.)

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DARWIN REGIONAL LAND USE PLAN 2015 58 Drainage Freshwater lagoons, perennial streams, seasonal floodways and areas subject to inundation and cyclonic storm tides create complex constraints and opportunities. Although there is often overlap with flooding (discussed under Natural Hazard Risksat page 66), soil drainage is a separate consideration. The classifications on the Soil Drainage Map identify areas with potential soil drainage constraints associated with intertidal areas, coastal floodplains, wetlands, swamps, lakes, depressions, and subsurface water. Poor soil drainage can create environmental, health, social and cultural impacts, including: impacts on the operation of absorption-based septic systems the transmission of soil borne disease lifestyle constraints due to soil saturation or inundation of land. Considering soil drainage is particularly important in identifying locations for rural lifestyle lots that rely on on-site water supply and waste disposal. Poorly drained soils may indicate the potential for riparian vegetation that has a significant role in environmental connectivity throughout the region. Source: NT Department of Land Resource Management, Land Assessment Soil Drainage