Definition of settlement scheme in English:

settlement scheme

noun

Australian
  • A scheme to promote rural development by establishing farmers in underdeveloped areas.

    ‘they aimed to place as many people as possible on the land by establishing government-assisted settlement schemes’
    • ‘He received some property in the settlement scheme after the war.’
    • ‘It was hoped that the Settlement Scheme would support the unemployed and remove them from the city.’
    • ‘State governments established the soldier settlement scheme to reward returned soldiers with the opportunity to attain landed independence.’
    • ‘The establishment of the Settlement Scheme along the River Murray was designed to utilise waste lands for irrigation.’
    • ‘A comprehensive settlement scheme was put in place, with co-operative arrangements between new farmers.’