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Table of Contents

Chapter 3

I Background

II Early European Settlements

III Assessment Of Available Water Resources

IV Water Supplies For Goldmining Development

V Irrigation Development

VI Farm And Stock Water Supplies

VII Urban Water Supplies

VIII Wastewater Management And Treatment

IX Water Quality Management

X Limnological And Water Quality Research

XI New Techniques In Water Resource Planning And Management

XII Legislation

XIII Conclusion

XIV List Of Abbreviations

XV Acknowledgements

XVI Plantations-high Productivity Resources
i Exotic hardwoods



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Exotic hardwoods

Because of the absence of native species with the required properties for matchsticks, commercial poplar plantations were established from 1960 in NSW and Victoria and currently total about 2500 ha. Significant breeding and hybridization studies have been done to improve their adaptability to local conditions but no significant expansion is indicated at this stage. A comprehensive review of poplar plantation establishment has been given by Pryor and Willing.[29] Some plantations of other exotic hardwoods are being established in the northern areas of Australia, but these are largely of an exploratory nature.

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