The participants at the Gippsland Basin bioregion asset workshop identified several ecological assets for possible inclusion (Table 5). The Natural Damp Grasslands of the South East Coastal Plain Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia bioregion was identified. The assessment team attempted to obtain the data, however the asset is in the process of being assessed for the Threatened Ecological Community status under the EPBC Act and the spatial information for the asset was not available for incorporation in this assessment’s time frame. Additional species were also identified at the workshop including the Burrunan Dolphin and the Strzelecki Koala. These species are of specific ecological interest to local community, with limited research or detailed spatial distribution available. It is anticipated these particular species will be indirectly assessed via associated water-dependent assets.
Additional assets which are not included due to a lack of availability of detailed spatial data include significant waterbird breeding sites in the Gippsland Lakes (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2010) and Corner Inlet (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2011); fishery habitats important to Gippsland Lakes (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 2010); silt jetties within the Gippsland Lakes (Department of Sustainability and Environment 2003). State game reserves may also be important. Again, it is anticipated these particular assets will be indirectly assessed via associated water-dependent assets.
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