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Victoria Regional CMA - Water Asset Information Tool - WAIT databases


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

Under the BA program, 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 NRM organisations under the BA program.

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 (2015) Victoria Regional CMA - Water Asset Information Tool - WAIT databases. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 07 February 2017, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/c6e0e8c0-a46f-42e9-a822-67c93abe64e9.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Victoria Regional CMA - Water Asset Information Tool - WAIT databases
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Department of the Environment)
Data Status completed
Update Frequency notPlanned
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/4457039f-25d4-4af3-ba61-30cfc8414d91
Date Published 2016-03-30
Date Updated 2019-11-19
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
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