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1.3 Water-dependent asset register for the Gloucester subregion

Executive summary

View of the Gloucester valley NSW with the Barrington River and associated riparian vegetation in the foreground and the township Gloucester in the distance looking south from the Kia Ora Lookout, 2013 Credit: Heinz Buettikofer, CSIRO

The water-dependent asset register for the Gloucester subregion is a simple and authoritative list of assets within the preliminary assessment extent that are potentially affected by changes in water due to coal seam gas and coal mining development.

This register was extracted from the subregion's asset database in September 2014.

Preliminary assessment extent

In the Gloucester subregion the preliminary assessment extent contains all of the subregion plus a one kilometre buffer either side of the north-flowing Gloucester River until it joins the Manning River; a similar buffer is used for the south-flowing Karuah River until it reaches Port Stephens.

Water-dependent assets in the Gloucester subregion

There are 88 water-dependent assets in the Gloucester subregion.

Ecological water-dependent assets

There are 64 ecological water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Gloucester subregion, including the habitat of 36 protected species.

Economic water-dependent assets

There are 20 economic water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Gloucester subregion, including surface water and groundwater licences for stock and household use.

Sociocultural water-dependent assets

There are four sociocultural water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Gloucester subregion.

A separate report on Indigenous water assets in the Gloucester subregion is available. It includes information that is relevant to this product and contributes to this bioregional assessment. 

Last updated:
10 February 2017