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Victorian Water Supply Protection Areas

Abstract

This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third part and are presented here as originally supplied.

Surface Water - This dataset displays Victoria's surface-water Water Supply Protection Areas (WSPAs), and has been prepared for the Groundwater and Licensing Branch and the River Health Branch DSE, by LICS (Land Information Cartographic Services) and Melbourne Water.

As part of the 2002 amendments to the Water Act 1989, surface-water was included to allow WSPAs to be declared for the protection of surface-water resources in a defined area. A legally enforceable Streamflow Management Plan is then developed. The aim of the plan is to manage the surface water resources of the WSPA equitably and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the resource. An extensive consultative process guarantees that surface water users have a major input into the development of the Streamflow Management Plan for their

area. A Ministerial appointed Consultative Committee which represents all relevant interests prepares the Plan. In an area where farming predominates, farmers who own or occupy farming land in the area must comprise at least half of the membership of the committee.

Groundwater - This dataset displays Victoria's groundwater Water Supply Protection Areas (WSPAs), and was originally prepared for Groundwater and Licensing Branch DSE, by LICS (Land Information Cartographic Services). Boundaries generaterd by LICS and Melbourne Water. Subsequent revisions have been undertaken by GLiB and the Rural Water Corporations. WSPAs are areas that have been (or are proposed to be) proclaimed under the Water Act 1989 for the purpose of establishing a management plan. The aim of the plan is to manage the groundwater resources of the WSPA equitably and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the resource. An extensive consultative process

guarantees that groundwater users have a major input into the development of the Groundwater Management Plan for their area. A Ministerial appointed Consultative Committee, which represents all relevant interests, prepares the Plan. In an area where farming predominates, farmers who own or occupy farming land in the area must comprise at least half of the membership of the committee.

Dataset History

Boundaries generaterd by LICS and Melbourne Water. Subsequent revisions have been undertaken by the Groundwater and Licensing Branch (GLiB) and the Rural Water Corporations.

Dataset Citation

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (2014) Victorian Water Supply Protection Areas. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 05 October 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/2138f7eb-468e-4522-b214-f1bd0b440ba8.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Victorian Water Supply Protection Areas
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) State of Victoria (Department of Environment and Primary Industries)
Data Status onGoing
Update Frequency asNeeded
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/04346fd5-c54a-4cdc-9a04-1f6a6f8af374
Date Published 2016-03-29
Date Updated 2019-11-20
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
bioregionalassessments@environment.gov.au
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((150 -39, 150 -34, 141 -34, 141 -39, 150 -39))
Jurisdiction Victoria
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program