Dataset: Asset list for Namoi - CURRENT


Description

Abstract

The dataset was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme. This dataset was derived from multiple datasets. You can find a link to the parent datasets in the Lineage Field in this metadata statement. The History Field in this metadata statement describes how this dataset was derived.

An asset is an entity having value to the community and, for bioregional assessment purposes, is associated with a bioregion. A bioregion is a geographic land area within which coal seam gas and or coal mining developments are, or could, take place and for which bioregional assessments are conducted. A water-dependent asset has a particular meaning for bioregional assessments; it is an asset potentially impacted by changes in the groundwater and or surface water regime due to coal resource development. Some ecological assets are solely dependent on incident rainfall and will not be considered as water dependent if evidence does not support a linkage to groundwater or surface water. The water-dependent asset register is a simple and authoritative listing of the assets within the preliminary assessment extent (PAE) that are potentially subject to water-related impacts. A PAE is the geographic area associated with a bioregion or subregion in which the potential water-related impact of coal resource development on assets is assessed. The compiling of the asset register is the first step to identifying potentially impacted assets, which is the goal of the overall bioregional assessment.

Information about entities having value to the community and that might be affected by waterrelated impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and large coal mining development is collated from a range of sources into a table of assets within the asset database. There are three types of assets: (i) ecological, (ii) economic and (iii) sociocultural. Many ecological and sociocultural assets were obtained from state and national sources.

Generating the water-dependent asset register requires the development of a comprehensive georeferenced relational database known throughout this submethodology as the asset database. The asset database holds all assets compiled for a BA and the register lists the subset of assets that meet the water dependency criteria, as defined in Section 4. As there may be many assets within each asset class for each bioregion or subregion, each asset must have a unique identifier (AssetID). A single asset is represented spatially in the asset database by single or multiple spatial features (point, line or polygon). Individual points, lines or polygons are termed 'elements' and must also have a unique identifier (ElementID). An element is a spatially discrete unit and is recorded individually in the element tables.

Assets can be made up of one or more elements. Elements are linked to assets in the database via the 'Element_to_asset' table (see Appendix Table A.2 in CompilingWaterDependentAssets.pdf in AnR_Documentation folder). An example of the relationship between assets and elements is given in Figure 5 which shows that the asset (Coolibah-Black Box Woodlands of the Darling Riverine Plains and the Brigalow Belt South Bioregions, listed within the EPBC Act as a threatened ecological community) is composed of 3453 elements.

Please note 58 assets were merged to an associated asset which resulted in their AID data being removed from the asset table. The assets which were merged had been previously provided with a classification which did not match the classification in MO2.In addition 121 Groundwater element and 49 Surface water elements were added to the Namoi asset list. 151 of 170 new elements were grouped to 14 new assets while 19 of 170 new elements were merged to associated assets.

Purpose

For creation of asset list for bioregional assessment

Dataset History

Lineage:

Compiled for the Office of Water Science (OWS) Bioregional Assessment Programme.

Refer to associated documentation: AnR data description 20130925.doc


Source datasets:

Source code: WAIT: Namoi; Hunter-Central Rivers; Central West; Border Rivers-Gwydir; Western

Description: Assets identified by the CMAs/NRMs.

Custodian: WAIT: Namoi; Hunter-Central Rivers; Central West; Border Rivers-Gwydir; Western; OWS/ERIN


Source code: Economic RegRiv; Economic GWMP (NSW Groundwater Macro Plans) and Economic WSP

Detailed descriptions of economic spatial data layers are found in documentation accompanying the economic assets on the BA data repository


Source code: DIWA

Description: Important wetlands from the "Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia" that intersect the Preliminary Assessment Extent (PAE).

Custodian: Department of the Environment


Source code: EAD

Description: (Water) Environmental Asset Database (EAD), based on descriptions from the CEWH.

Custodian: Department of the Environment


Source code: GAB_GW_Recharge

Description: Identifies areas of groundwater recharge of the Great Artesian Basin.

Custodian: Geoscience Australia


Source code: CAPAD

Description: Compiled information on protected areas from state and territory Governments and other protected area managers, published in the Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database (CAPAD) 2010, which identifies protected areas from this dataset that intersect the PAE.

Custodian: Department of the Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARTMENT ONLY


Source code: GDEsub

Description: identifies components of ecosystems that may rely on the subsurface presence of groundwater (includes vegetation ecosystems).

Custodian: Bureau of Meteorology

Notes: Likely to contain spatial overlaps with other assets


Source code: GDEsur

Description: identifies components of ecosystems that may rely on the surface expression of groundwater.

Custodian: Bureau of Meteorology

Notes: Likely to contain spatial overlaps with other assets


Source code: IBA

Description: Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are sites of global bird conservation importance. Each IBA meets one of four global criteria used by BirdLife International. Identifies important bird areas (Bundurra-Barrabas and Pilliga) occurring within the PAE.

Custodian: Birds Australia


Source code: KEA_streams

Description: Identifies the physical parts of the Murray-Darling River system which provide habitat for the plants, animals, fish, invertebrates and microbes and combine to make the ecosystems of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Custodian: MDBA


Source code: KEA_waterbody_AH

Description: Identifies the physical parts of the Murray-Darling River system which provide habitat for the plants, animals, fish, invertebrates and microbes and combine to make the ecosystems of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Custodian: MDBA


Threatened Ecological Communities

Source code: TEC

Description: Modelled "known" and "likely" distributions of threatened ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. TECs within the Namoi PAE include:

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY


Source code: Species

Description: This dataset describes modelled "known" and "likely" distributions of species of national environmental significance as listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999, including from categories: threatened, migratory and marine species, cetaceans and species in other countries covered by international agreements that Australia is a party to.

Custodian: Department of the Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY


Source code: Ramsar

Description: Under the Ramsar Criteria, wetlands should be selected for the Ramsar List on account of their international significance in terms of the biodiversity and uniqueness of their ecology, botany, zoology, limnology or hydrology. In addition, the Criteria indicates that in the first instance, wetlands of international importance to waterbirds at any season should be included on the Ramsar List.

Custodian: Department of the Environment

Notes: RESTRICTED FOR USE WITHIN DEPARMENT ONLY

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Natural, Historic and Indigenous Heritage Places A number of different lists and registers exist of natural, historic and Indigenous heritage places throughout Australia. These are not comprehensive lists of heritage places, but lists of the places that have been identified and recorded up to the present time. The following registers include places which may be considered as assets under the Bioregional Assessments Program:

Source code: NatHeritage

Description: National Heritage List. Natural, historic and Indigenous places that are of outstanding national heritage value to the Australian nation.

Source code: RNE

Description: Register of the National Estate Archive of information about more than 13,000 places throughout Australia.

Custodian: Department of Environment

Source code: WHA

Description: World Heritage Areas

The World Heritage Convention aims to promote cooperation among nations to protect heritage from around the world that is of such outstanding universal value that its conservation is important for current and future generations.

Custodian: Department of Environment

Use Limitations Limited for use only for the Office of Water Science Bioregional Assessments Program. Refer to source dataset metadata as referenced in the AnR data description document provided.

Access Constraints Limited for use only for the Office of Water Science Bioregional Assessments Program. Some source datasets used in the compilation of this asset list are confidential. Refer to source dataset metadata as referenced in the AnR data description document provided.

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2013) Asset list for Namoi - CURRENT. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 11 December 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/538c717c-c04a-4720-8bcd-96fbdf7f0d80.

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