1.3.2 Ecological assets


The total number of ecological assets in the asset list for the preliminary assessment extent (PAE) of the Hunter subregion is 1836. Of those, 205 are in the ‘Surface water feature’ subgroup, 24 are in the ‘Groundwater feature (subsurface)’ subgroup and the remainder are in the ‘Vegetation’ subgroup.

The majority of ecological assets (1651), including all surface and groundwater features, passed the test for water dependency, and are included in the water-dependent asset register.

A small number of potential species habitat distributions, potential groundwater-dependent ecosystems and nature reserves and conservation areas were judged not to be water dependent owing to the lack of any clear water dependence in either their description or geographic location.

Last updated:
18 January 2019