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1.3.1.2 Compiling assets and developing the water-dependent asset register


The water-dependent asset register was compiled by assessing the water dependency of assets in the asset list for the Gwydir subregion (Bioregional Assessment Programme, Dataset 1).

1.3.1.2.1 Ecological assets

Two natural resource management organisations (NRMs) nominated assets through the contribution of data to the WAIT database (Australian Government Department of the Environment, Dataset 2). These NRM-nominated assets were added to the asset database (Table 3). All datasets in the asset database and their associated source organisations are listed in Table 4 together with the number of assets and elements.

Table 3 Natural resource management organisations that contributed data to the Water Asset Information Tool database

Organisation

Description in asset database

Gwydir Catchment Management Authority

WAIT_Gwydir

Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority (prepared by Ecological Australia)

WAIT_Border Rivers-Gwydir

Table 4 Datasets for ecological assets in the Gwydir subregion

Dataseta,b

Dataset citation

Elements

Assets

(asset list)

New South Wales NSW - Regional - CMA - Water Asset Information Tool - WAIT – databases

Australian Government Department of the Environment (Dataset 2)

544

452

Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) 2010 - External RESTRICTED (Not current release) - Metadata only

Australian Government Department of the Environment (Dataset 3)

27

27

Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia (DIWA) Spatial Database (Public)

Australian Government Department of the Environment (Dataset 4)

18

2

Ramsar Wetlands of Australia

Australian Government Department of Environment (Dataset 5)

4

4

Environmental Asset Database - Commonwealth Environmental Water Office -RESTRICTED (Metadata only)

Australian Government Department of the Environment (Dataset 6)

14

14

National Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE) Atlas

Bureau of Meteorology (Dataset 7)

Subsurface: 4,867

Surface: 2,209

Subsurface: 290

Surface: 85

Communities of National Environmental Significance Database - RESTRICTED (Metadata only)

Australian Government Department of the Environment (Dataset 8)

6,431

6

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT) - Australia - Species of National Environmental Significance Database (BA subset - RESTRICTED - Metadata only)

Bioregional Assessment Programme (Dataset 9)

2,371

34

Key Environmental Assets - KEA - of the Murray Darling Basin RESTRICTED (Metadata only)

Murray-Darling Basin Authority (Dataset 10)

Stream: 2,532

Waterbodies: 19

Stream: 36

Waterbodies: 2

Birds Australia - Important Bird Areas (IBA) 2009

Birds Australia (Dataset 11)

1

1

Climate change corridors for Nandewar and the New England Tablelands

Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) NSW (Dataset 12)

29

13

Ecological assets of the Gwydir wetlands and floodplain 2008 VIS_ID 3923

Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) NSW (Dataset 13)

1,383

16

NSW Wetlands

NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) (Dataset 14)

716

3

Travelling Stock Route Conservation Values

NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) (Dataset 15)

287

280

Native Vegetation Management (NVM) - Manage Benefits

NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) (Dataset 16)

2,081

4

Great Artesian Basin and Laura Basin groundwater recharge areas

Geoscience Australia (Dataset 17)

4

3

Total

23,537

1,272

aThe asset database (Bioregional Assessment Programme, Dataset 1) is a collation of all these source datasets. Some assets may be captured in multiple databases. These replicates are retained in each of the overlapping asset databases as boundaries may differ between databases, and to ensure they are assessed separately by each relevant BA and to enable future assessments to potentially aggregate assessment results for the replicated assets across more than one subregion.

bTypology and punctuation are given as provided in the metadata for these datasets.

1.3.1.2.2 Economic assets

The datasets used in compiling the economic assets for the Gwydir subregion are shown in Table 5.

Table 5 Datasets for economic assets in the Gwydir subregion

Dataseta

Dataset citation

Elements

Assets

(asset list)

NSW Office of Water Groundwater licences extract linked to spatial locations NIC v3 20140313

Bioregional Assessment Programme (Dataset 18)

366

10

NSW Office of Water Surface Water Licences in NIC linked to locations v1 20140422

Bioregional Assessment Programme (Dataset 19)

815

16

NSW surface water sharing plans (groundwater and surface water)

NSW Office of Water (Dataset 20)

29

29

NSW groundwater macro plans

NSW Office of Water (Dataset 20)

12

12

NSW regulated rivers

NSW Office of Water (Dataset 20)

2

2

Total

1224

69

aThe asset database (Bioregional Assessment Programme, Dataset 1) is a collation of all these source datasets. Some assets may be captured in multiple databases. These replicates are retained in each of the overlapping asset databases as boundaries may differ between databases, and to ensure they are assessed separately by each relevant BA and to enable future assessments to potentially aggregate assessment results for the replicated assets across more than one subregion.

1.3.1.2.3 Sociocultural assets

Indigenous sociocultural assets were sourced from existing Commonwealth heritage databases (Table 6).

Meetings have been held with Indigenous knowledge holders in the Gwydir subregion to gain further understanding of Indigenous cultural water-dependent assets. Where possible and appropriate, and with the agreement of Indigenous knowledge holders, these additional Indigenous water-related values will be published in a separate report. Identified assets will be incorporated into an updated water-dependent asset register (available at http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/product/NIC/GWY/1.3).

Table 6 Datasets for sociocultural assets in the Gwydir subregion

Dataseta

Dataset citation

Elements

Assets

(asset list)

National Heritage List Spatial Database (NHL) (v2.1)

Australian Government Department of the Environment (Dataset 21)

1

1

Australia, Register of the National Estate (RNE) - Spatial Database (RNESDB) Internal

Australian Government Department of the Environment (Dataset 22)

27

27

Total

28

28

aThe asset database (Bioregional Assessment Programme, Dataset 1) is a collation of all these source datasets. Some assets may be captured in multiple databases. These replicates are retained in each of the overlapping asset databases as boundaries may differ between databases, and to ensure they are assessed separately by each relevant BA and to enable future assessments to potentially aggregate assessment results for the replicated assets across more than one subregion.

Last updated:
27 March 2017