4.1.2 Requirements for product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) and the receptor register


The published receptor register and product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) are finalised as follows:

  1. The Assessment team begins by drafting product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) (see Table 7 for recommended content) and ensuring a refined set of all receptors included in the BA are ready for upload into the Bioregional Assessment Repository as a point dataset (e.g. shapefile).
  2. The receptor data are checked by the Assessment team and the Bioregional Assessment Information Platform team for the following:
    1. Every receptor has location attributes (latitude and longitude using the GDA_94 coordinate system).
    2. Every receptor has a unique ID (BARID, defined as the BA receptor identifier (sequential and unique per receptor across all receptors in the Bioregional Assessment Technical Programme); authoritative source of BARIDs is the Bioregional Assessment Information Platform team).
    3. Every asset and landscape class is completely and efficiently represented by at least one receptor.
    4. Any other IDs are maintained and unique, for example RegRID (defined as the BA receptor identifier unique to the specific subregion or bioregion (sequential and unique per receptor across all receptors in the subregion or bioregion); authoritative source of RegRIDs is the Assessment team).
    5. The receptor register fields (e.g. field names) are formatted consistently with the receptor register template (see Table 6 for recommended content).
    6. Any other checks needed for either BA analysis or Bioregional Assessment Information Platform needs.
  3. The Assessment Project Leader must ensure the receptor register dataset is correct and agrees with product 1.4 (description of the receptor register); if not, amendments are made as required.
  4. The checked version of the receptor register dataset is loaded into the Bioregional Assessment Repository by the Assessment team and the following notified:
    1. all discipline leads
    2. the Bioregional Assessment Information Platform team.
  5. The receptor register spreadsheet is extracted by the Assessment team from the receptor register dataset and formatted according to the receptor register template (see Table 6 for recommended content).
  6. The final version of product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) and the receptor register spreadsheet is completed for delivery to internal review.
  7. Any subsequent updates of the receptor register are published on www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.

Table 6 Recommended content for the receptor register

The receptor register is initially delivered as an Excel spreadsheet entitled Receptor register for the [insert ‘XX subregion’ or ‘YY bioregion’ here] on [DD Month YYYY], with columns as specified in this table. Any subsequent updates are published on the Bioregional Assessment Information Platform.


Column heading in spreadsheet

Description

Code in point dataset

Receptor ID

The bioregional assessment (BA) receptor identifier (sequential and unique per receptor across all receptors in the Bioregional Assessment Technical Programme)

BARID

Regional receptor ID

The bioregional assessment (BA) receptor identifier unique to the specific subregion or bioregion (sequential and unique per receptor across all receptors in the subregion or bioregion)

RegRID

Latitude

The latitude of the location of the receptor. The coordinate system is the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94)

Latitude

Longitude

The longitude of the location of the receptor. The coordinate system is the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94)

Longitude

Landscape class

Landscape classes represent areas of similar biophysical characteristics within the subregion or bioregion (see companion submethodology M03 for assigning receptors to water-dependent assets (O'Grady et al., 2016)).

LandscapeClass

A large part of this submethodology is superseded by advances in methods for the bioregional assessments (BAs). Specifically, there is now no need to either generate receptors as spatial points across the landscape or to collate them into a receptor register. Instead, receptors are addressed spatially by the asset and landscape class spatial features (polygons, lines and points) and covered conceptually through the development of the landscape classes (product 2.3 (conceptual modelling)), the causal pathways (product 2.3 (conceptual modelling)) and the receptor impact modelling (product 2.7).

Table 7 Recommended content for product 1.4 (description of the receptor register)

A large part of this submethodology is superseded by advances in methods for the bioregional assessments (BAs). Specifically, there is now no need to either generate receptors as spatial points across the landscape or to collate them into a receptor register. Instead, receptors are addressed spatially by the asset and landscape class spatial features (polygons, lines and points) and covered conceptually through the development of the landscape classes (product 2.3 (conceptual modelling)), the causal pathways (product 2.3 (conceptual modelling)) and the receptor impact modelling (product 2.7).


Section number

Title of section

Main content to include in section

1.4.1

Methods

Summary

1.4.1.1 Background and context
  • This is a 'fixed' generic statement drawn from this submethodology. As per Section 1.3.1.1 in product 1.3 (description of the water-dependent asset register) but modified by deleting some material and adding material about landscape classes and their links to receptors and assets.

1.4.1.2 Description

  • Descriptions of the methods and assumptions used for the placement of receptors in landscape classes within the preliminary assessment extent (PAE).

1.4.2

Receptors

Summary

1.4.2.1 Description
  • Cross-reference receptor register (spreadsheet) including unique receptor ID, longitude, latitude and landscape classes of receptors only (the spreadsheet does not include assets).
  • Include map of locations of receptors.
  • Text will cover content such as ‘These receptors are in landscape class X, and these receptors are in landscape class Y.’
  • Provide overarching description including (i) the most relevant principles of selection and criteria for evaluating receptors and (ii) the distribution of receptors (coverage, efficiency and representativeness of landscape classes and assets).
  • Note that hydrological response variables and receptor impact variables are not included in either product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) or the spreadsheet of receptor register that accompanies it. Rather, hydrological response variables and receptor impact variables are reported in product 2.7 (receptor impact modelling).

1.4.2.2 Gaps

  • Identify existing knowledge gaps and hypotheses that need testing.


Last updated:
30 May 2018

METHODOLOGY FINALISATION DATE

2016
METHODOLOGY CONTENTS