Here are some reasons why a LUC system is important:

  • To ensure national standards and consistency throughout New Zealand for planning sustainable land use and management.

  • To develop national standards for assessing/classifying erosion and implementing erosion control, to achieve consistent soil conservation standards and practices related to erosion.

  • To determine if land is suitable for certain uses or where there are any risks of degradation.

  • To sustain one or more productive uses based on physical limitations and site-specific management needs.

  • To help achieve sustainable land development and management on farms.