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Gippsland Basin bioregion Asset List v01 - 20141210

Abstract

This dataset was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme. The parent datasets are identified in the Lineage field in this metadata statement. The processes undertaken to produce this derived dataset are described in the History field in this metadata statement.

As outlined in the Methodology for bioregional assessments of the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mining development on water resources (the BA methodology; Barrett et al., 2013), the development of a water-dependent asset register is integral to undertaking a bioregional assessment.

An asset is an entity having value to the community and, for bioregional assessment purposes, is associated with a bioregion. A bioregion is a geographic land area within which coal seam gas and or coal mining developments are, or could, take place and for which bioregional assessments are conducted. A water-dependent asset has a particular meaning for bioregional assessments; it is an asset potentially impacted by changes in the groundwater and or surface water regime due to coal resource development. Some ecological assets are solely dependent on incident rainfall and will not be considered as water dependent if evidence does not support a linkage to groundwater or surface water. The water-dependent asset register is a simple and authoritative listing of the assets within the preliminary assessment extent (PAE) that are potentially subject to water-related impacts. A PAE is the geographic area associated with a bioregion or subregion in which the potential water-related impact of coal resource development on assets is assessed. The compiling of the asset register is the first step to identifying potentially impacted assets, which is the goal of the overall bioregional assessment.

Information about entities having value to the community and that might be affected by water related impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and large coal mining development is collated from a range of sources into a table of assets within the asset database. There are three types of assets: (i) ecological, (ii) economic and (iii) sociocultural. Many ecological and sociocultural assets were obtained from state and national sources.

Generating the water-dependent asset register requires the development of a comprehensive georeferenced relational database known throughout this submethodology as the asset database. The asset database holds all assets compiled for a BA and the register lists the subset of assets that meet the water dependency criteria, as defined in Section 4. As there may be many assets within each asset class for each bioregion or subregion, each asset must have a unique identifier (AID). A single asset is represented spatially in the asset database by single or multiple spatial features (point, line or polygon). Individual points, lines or polygons are termed 'elements' and must also have a unique identifier (ElementID). An element is a spatially discrete unit and is recorded individually in the element tables.

Assets can be made up of one or more elements. Elements are linked to assets in the database via the 'Element_to_asset' table (see Appendix C in AnR_data_dictionary_GIP_20141210.doc).

Purpose

For creation of asset list for bioregional assessment

Dataset History

The history of this dataset:

10/12/2014 Initial database

Lineage:

Compiled for the Office of Water Science (OWS) Bioregional Assessment Programme.

Refer to associated documentation: AnR_data_dictionary_GIP_20141210.doc


Source datasets:

Source code: WAIT: Victoria

Description: Assets identified by the CMAs/NRMs and Victoria Government.

Custodian: Victoria Government; OWS/ERIN


Source code: DIWA

Description: Important wetlands from the "Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia" that intersect the Preliminary Assessment Extent (PAE).

Custodian: Department of the Environment


Source code: CAPAD

Description: Compiled information on protected areas from state and territory Governments and other protected area managers, published in the Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database (CAPAD) 2010, which identifies protected areas from this dataset that intersect the PAE.

Custodian: Department of the Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARTMENT ONLY


Source code: GDEsub

Description: identifies components of ecosystems that may rely on the subsurface presence of groundwater (includes vegetation ecosystems).

Custodian: Bureau of Meteorology

Notes: Likely to contain spatial overlaps with other assets


Source code: GDEsur

Description: identifies components of ecosystems that may rely on the surface expression of groundwater.

Custodian: Bureau of Meteorology

Notes: Likely to contain spatial overlaps with other assets


Source code: IBA

Description: Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are sites of global bird conservation importance. Each IBA meets one of four global criteria used by BirdLife International. Identifies important bird areas (Bundurra-Barrabas and Pilliga) occurring within the PAE.

Custodian: Birds Australia


Threatened Ecological Communities

Source code: TEC

Description: Modelled "known" and "likely" distributions of threatened ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999.

Custodian: Department of the Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY


Source code: Ramsar

Description: Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Wetlands)

Under the Ramsar Criteria, wetlands should be selected for the Ramsar List on account of their international significance in terms of the biodiversity and uniqueness of their ecology, botany, zoology, limnology or hydrology. In addition, the Criteria indicates that in the first instance, wetlands of international importance to waterbirds at any season should be included on the Ramsar List.

Custodian: Department of Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY


Source code: National EPBC Species List

Description: Listed Threatened Species

This dataset describes modelled "known" and "likely" distributions of species of national environmental significance as listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999, including from categories: threatened, migratory and marine species, cetaceans and species in other countries covered by international agreements that Australia is a party to. Based on the Database of Species of National Environmental Significance.

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY


WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY -----

Natural, Historic and Indigenous Heritage Places A number of different lists and registers exist of natural, historic and Indigenous heritage places throughout Australia. These are not comprehensive lists of heritage places, but lists of the places that have been identified and recorded up to the present time. The following registers include places which may be considered as assets under the Bioregional Assessments Program:

Source code: NatHeritage

Description: National Heritage List. Natural, historic and Indigenous places that are of outstanding national heritage value to the Australian nation.

Source code: RNE

Description: Register of the National Estate Archive of information about more than 13,000 places throughout Australia.

Custodian: Department of Environment

Source code: WHA

Description: World Heritage Areas

The World Heritage Convention aims to promote cooperation among nations to protect heritage from around the world that is of such outstanding universal value that its conservation is important for current and future generations.

Custodian: Department of Environment

Use Limitations Limited for use only for the Office of Water Science Bioregional Assessments Program. Refer to source dataset metadata as referenced in the AnR data description document provided.

Access Contraints Limited for use only for the Office of Water Science Bioregional Assessments Program. Some source datasets used in the compilation of this asset list are confidential. Refer to source dataset metadata as referenced in the AnR data description document provided.

Note: detailed descriptions of the following ecological spatial data layers are found in documentation accompanying the assets on the BA repository, rather than within this metadata. These ecological spatial data layers as follows: VIC_FFG_FAUNA (VIC state FFG species with EPBC species removed (VIC DEPI)), VIC_FFG_FLORA (VIC state FFG species with EPBC species removed (VIC DEPI)), VIC_GDE_EASTandWEST_GIP (East Gippsland Potential GDE 2013 and West Gippsland Potential GDE 2014 (VIC DEPI)), Vic_nv2005_evcbcs (VIC state listed Ecological Vegetation Communities 2005 (VIC DEPI)), VIC_VICADV_FAUNA (VIC state VICADV species with EPBC species removed (VIC DEPI)), VIC_VICADV_FLORA (VIC state VICADV species with EPBC species removed (VIC DEPI)).

Note: detailed descriptions of economic spatial data layers are found in documentation accompanying the economic assets on the BA repository, rather than within this document. These economic spatial data layers as follows: ECON_GW_VIC_GMA (Economic Groundwater VIC Groundwater Management Area), ECON_SW_VIC_RegRiv (Economic Surface Water VIC Regulated River), ECON_SW_VIC_UnRegRiv (Economic Surface Water VIC Unregulated River), ECON_GW_VIC_WSPA (Economic Groundwater VIC Water Supply Protection Area) and VIC_DEPI_ECON_GW (VIC DEPI Economic Groundwater).

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2014) Gippsland Basin bioregion Asset List v01 - 20141210. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 07 February 2017, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/112883f7-1440-4912-8fc3-1daf63e802cb.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Gippsland Basin bioregion Asset List v01 - 20141210
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Restricted access. This dataset is not available for public distribution.
Data Status onGoing
Update Frequency asNeeded
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/4fdcfa7a-405f-4126-b043-7f7a25a70318
Date Published 2016-03-30
Date Updated 2019-11-19
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
bioregionalassessments@environment.gov.au
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction NONE
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program