Of the total 235 water-dependent assets within the Gippsland Basin bioregion PAE, a total of 228 sociocultural assets were sourced from the Australian Heritage Database (Department of the Environment, 2014; Australian Government Department of the Environment, Dataset 1; Dataset 2; Dataset 3; Dataset 4): 225 from the Register of the National Estate, 2 from the Commonwealth Heritage List and 1 from the National Heritage List. Additionally the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority has identified seven areas known as landscape priority areas (LPAs). These areas represent regions with significant natural values at most immediate risk from land use developments in the Gippsland Basin bioregion and are grouped together as a priority for attention by the West Gippsland CMA (WGCMA, 2012). These are shown in Figure 4 in Section 1.3.3 and are classified as cultural heritage assets.

Twelve Indigenous sociocultural water-dependent assets sourced from existing Commonwealth heritage databases were included for assessment.

Table 14 shows the breakdown of assets by subgroup and class. Many of the sociocultural assets were derived from geographically intersecting the Australian Heritage Database within the PAE of the Gippsland Basin bioregion.

These 235 assets are considered water dependent since they were located within the maximum flood extent or are within an area where the groundwater was less than 10 m below the ground surface.

Last updated:
28 September 2018