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GMA and WSPA boundaries in Gippsland - geodatabase v2

Abstract

This dataset and its metadata statement were derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme from boundary data supplied by the Victorian DEPI groundwater branch. 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.

This subset geodatabase contains a collection of Water Supply Protection Area and Groundwater Management Area boundaries in the Gippsland region.

It is an update of an earlier version "GMA and WSPA boundaries in Gippsland - geodatabase" by the addition of a couple more GMA polygons.

Where groundwater has been intensively developed in Victoria, or has the potential to be developed, Groundwater Management Areas (GMAs) are established and the Permissible Consumptive Volume (PCV) is progressively set. Monitoring of the groundwater resource in these areas is undertaken by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (now DELWP, ed) through the State Groundwater Monitoring Network. Water levels and the amount of water allocated to groundwater users in the areas are closely monitored.

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.

Purpose

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. GMA- This data has been derived by DEPI's Groundwater and Licensing Branch (GLiB) and the Rural Water Corporations.

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

Dataset History

GMA- This data has been supplied by DEPI's Groundwater and Licensing Branch (GLiB) and the Rural Water Corporations.

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

The polygons within this dataset were selected from the larger statewide sets (named above and in the Lineage) based on their spatial location within the Gippsland project boundary (GUID 27413de5-d13a-4231-ac79-fc77f4cbb5f7). Process involved ArcGIS Select by location tool. The selected subsets were merged into one file.

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2016) GMA and WSPA boundaries in Gippsland - geodatabase v2. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 05 October 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/bfb32a2e-bf93-4c6a-a361-1817e85ddba9.

Dataset Ancestors

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title GMA and WSPA boundaries in Gippsland - geodatabase v2
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) State of Victoria (Department of Environment and Primary Industries)
Data Status completed
Update Frequency unknown
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/bde153cb-3b50-4398-a86f-f01f9bce7afd
Date Published 2018-10-05
Date Updated 2019-11-20
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 Victoria
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program