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1.3 Water-dependent asset register for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion

Executive summary

Condamine river weir on Darling Downs in Queensland, 2005 Credit: Arthur Mostead © Commonwealth of Australia (Murray–Darling Basin Authority)

The water-dependent asset register for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine 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 June 2015.

Preliminary assessment extent

The preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion includes all groundwater and surface water systems that may potentially be affected by coal seam gas and coal mining development in the subregion.

Water-dependent assets

There are 2589 water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion.

Ecological water-dependent assets

There are 2200 ecological water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion. These include:

  • several springs, wetlands and lagoons
  • eight threatened habitats
  • 68 protected species
  • six significant wetlands
  • 17 national parks
  • three globally important bird habitats.

Economic water-dependent assets

In the preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion, 310 economic water-dependent assets were identified. These assets include rivers, creeks and water licences.

Sociocultural water-dependent assets

In the preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion, 79 sociocultural water-dependent assets were identified. These include:

  • 39 built heritage sites
  • three Indigenous sites
  • 26 recreation areas.

Separate reports on Indigenous water assets in the Queensland and New South Wales parts of the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion are available. These reports include information relevant to this product and contribute to this bioregional assessment.

Last updated:
10 February 2017