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Wetland protection area - high ecological significance wetland

Abstract

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

Wetlands of high ecological significance (HES) identify areas where policies apply under the State Planning Policy 4/11: Protecting Wetlands of High Ecological Significance in Great Barrier Reef Catchments. They are an integral part of wetland protection areas, which are defined in the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.HES wetlands within the Great Barrier Reef catchments provides the basis for DERM's concurrence agency role for development involving high impact earthworks within wetland protection areas under the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009.

Purpose

Wetlands of high ecological significance (HES) identify areas where policies apply under the State Planning Policy 4/11: Protecting Wetlands of High Ecological Significance in Great Barrier Reef Catchments.

Identification of HES wetlands within the Great Barrier Reef catchments has been determined using the Department of Environment and Resource Management's (DERM) rigorous Aquatic Biodiversity Assessment and Mapping Methodology (AquaBAMM).Wetland protection areas, which are defined under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008, include HES wetlands and a surrounding policy trigger area of up to 100 metres in urban areas and up to 500 metres outside of urban areas. HES wetlands within the Great Barrier Reef catchments provides the basis for DERM's concurrence agency role for development involving high impact earthworks within wetland protection areas under the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009.

Dataset History

Lineage statement:

The wetlands were selected from the Aquabamm GBR non-riverine Version 1.3 data and Wide Bay Burnett non-riverine Version 1.1 data on the basis of the Aqua score (item: AS_SCORE) of "high" or "Very high" (hence HVH). This dataset was then refined by a set of decision rules, which removed those wetlands with a Hydromod (item:FIRST_HYDR) classification of H2M1, H2M3 & H2M5. Wetlands with a Hydromod of H2M8 were selected from the Queensland Wetlands dataset 2001 version 1 and added to the data as these were not covered by the Aquabamm process in the GBR region.Also Qld Springs data, springs selected as HES under the AES methodology, with a 200m buffer around them have been included.

See metadata file included as part of this dataset: Metadata_IQ_QLD_WPAWETLANDS_100K_A.htm

Dataset Citation

Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (2014) Wetland protection area - high ecological significance wetland. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 06 May 2016, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/3ea44427-c4c5-440e-87d7-9393ba7c33fb.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Wetland protection area - high ecological significance wetland
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ (c) State of Queensland (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection) 2014
Data Status NONE
Update Frequency NONE
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/bef58c7e-b38e-4f70-a759-c7806269e45c
Date Published 2016-03-23
Date Updated 2016-05-06
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Programme
bioregionalassessments@bom.gov.au
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((153.31 -26.781, 153.31 -15.98, 144.239 -15.98, 144.239 -26.781, 153.31 -26.781))
Jurisdiction Queensland
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Programme
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