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Queensland QLD - Regional - NRM - Water Asset Information Tool - WAIT - databases


This dataset was supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and is presented here as originally supplied. Metadata was not provided and has been compiled by the Bioregional Assessment Programme based on known details at the time of acquisition.

Under the BA programme, spatial assets databases are developed for each defined bioregional assessment project. The spatial elements that underpin the identification of water dependent assets are identified in the first instance by regional NRM organisations (via the WAIT tool) and supplemented with additional elements from national and state/territory government datasets.

The Water Asset table describes the key attributes of the water dependent environmental assets (or elements) as provided by regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisations under the BA programme.

The main land use/s at the site of features are described. Values are based on Australian Land Use Management Classification (ALUM), as provided by bioregional stakeholders as part of the process for populating an initial assets database.

Key environmental values are described as detailed in the National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS). The NWQMS process involves development and implementation of management plans for each catchment, aquifer, estuary, coastal water or other water body, by community and government. Local government, community organisations and other agencies carry out these plans using the NWQMS to protect agreed environmental values (or 'EVs').

A description of the WaterBody Type is provided, based on Australian National Guidelines for Ramsar Wetlands, but may include other values, particularly for those describing groundwater elements or assets.

Key components of a vulnerability assessment of the elements or assets provided by regional partners are also provided.


To provide regional asset information as an initial input into the assets and receptors compilation process.

Dataset History

Lineage and processing history of the data received from BA regional partners will vary. Detailed documentation is provided within this dataset.

Dataset Citation

Department of the Environment (2013) Queensland QLD - Regional - NRM - Water Asset Information Tool - WAIT - databases. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 12 December 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/675afffd-5f42-49f0-9e24-9d6cca41621e.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Queensland QLD - Regional - NRM - Water Asset Information Tool - WAIT - databases
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Bioregional Assessment Programme http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au), (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Department of the Environment) 2014
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/59c3bdb3-1568-4d23-ad70-4a9c9bcb489b
Date Published 2016-03-22
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-22 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction NONE
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program