1.3.1 Methods


The water-dependent asset register described in this product is a list of water-dependent assets identified for the bioregional assessment (BA) of the Gwydir subregion. This section details the specific application to the Gwydir subregion of methods described in the companion submethodology M02 (as listed in Table 1) for compiling water-dependent assets (Mount et al., 2015), outlining how the register was compiled. Key concepts and terminology are also explained.

The methods covered include: the process of collecting different groups of assets and assessing their water dependency using multiple lines of evidence, the development and compilation of the water-dependent asset register, and the general determination in defining a preliminary assessment extent (PAE) in BAs. The Gwydir subregion does not have a PAE because the most likely development pathway for the subregion indicates there will be no coal mines nor CSG developments in the subregion. As a result, the water-dependency of assets were considered based on the whole subregion should future development occur.

Last updated:
6 October 2016