The soil and land suitability assessment investigated 59,980ha in the Dunmarra area to assist the potential development of irrigated agriculture in the vicinity.

The land resource mapping and crop suitability framework have identified 14,831ha of versatile lands suitable for irrigating a range of crops, with a further 10,396ha occupied by lands that are suitable for a limited range of irrigated agricultural activities.

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Dunmarra locality map

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Soil and land

The following report and maps document the soil and land factors likely to impact irrigated agricultural development and highlight the crops most suited to the study area.


The 'Georgina Basin Groundwater Assessment: Daly Waters to Tennant Creek report' is a technical report. It describes the hydrogeological characteristics of the Gum Ridge and Anthony Lagoon formations within the Georgina Basin.

The report estimates water availability, bore yield and groundwater quality.


For further information contact rangelands@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 21 July 2020

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