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1.3 Water-dependent asset register for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion

Executive summary

Condamine river weir on Darling Downs in Queensland, 2005 Credit: Arthur Mostead © Commonwealth of Australia (Murray–Darling Basin Authority)

The water-dependent asset register for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion is a simple and authoritative list of assets within the preliminary assessment extent that are potentially affected by changes in water due to coal seam gas and coal mining development.

The initial register which accompanied the Description of the water-dependent asset register for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion report was extracted from the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion asset database in June 2015. 

Since then, the asset database has been updated, including the addition of some Indigenous assets and corrections to the water-dependency tests for a sub-set of assets. Information has also been added for each asset about whether any part of it occurs within the zone of potential hydrological change defined for the assessment. Using the updated database, an updated water-dependent asset register was extracted on 1 May 2017 and the counts of assets below are from that register. The Impact and Risk Analysis product and the Outcome Synthesis product use the asset information from the updated register.

Some assets cannot be publicly distributed or displayed by the Bioregional Assessment Program due to restrictions on the use conditions of the datasets that describe them. However, many of these datasets are available directly from their custodian. For more details, see the Data Dictionary included with the asset database. 

Preliminary assessment extent

The preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion includes all groundwater and surface water systems that may potentially be affected by coal seam gas and coal mining development in the subregion.

Water-dependent assets

There are 2660 water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion.

Ecological water-dependent assets 

There are 2215 ecological water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion. These include:

  • several springs, wetlands and lagoons 
  • eight threatened habitats
  • 83 protected species
  • six significant wetlands
  • 17 national parks
  • three globally important bird habitats.

Economic water-dependent assets

In the preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion, 310 economic water-dependent assets were identified. These assets include rivers, creeks and water licences.

Sociocultural water-dependent assets

In the preliminary assessment extent for the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion, 135 sociocultural water-dependent assets were identified. These include:

  • 48 built heritage sites
  • 24 Indigenous sites
  • 26 recreation areas. 


Separate reports on Indigenous water assets in the Queensland and New South Wales parts of the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion are available. These reports include information relevant to this product and contribute to this bioregional assessment.

 

Last updated:
15 November 2017