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1.3 Water-dependent asset register for the Hunter subregion

Executive summary

Google Earth image of the Hunter River west of Muswellbrook

The water-dependent asset register for the Hunter 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 Hunter subregion report, was extracted from the Hunter subregion asset database in November 2015.

Since then, the asset database has been updated, including corrections to the water-dependency tests for a subset of assets. Information has also been added about whether any part of each asset 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 15 June 2017 and the counts of assets below are from that register. The impact and risk analysis and the outcome synthesis 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 Hunter subregion coincides with the Hunter subregion boundary.

Water-dependent assets

There are 2208 water-dependent assets in the Hunter subregion preliminary assessment extent.

Ecological water-dependent assets 

There are 1652 ecological water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Hunter subregion.

Economic water-dependent assets

There are 249 economic water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Hunter subregion, including water access licences.

Sociocultural water-dependent assets

There are 307 sociocultural water-dependent assets in the preliminary assessment extent for the Hunter subregion.

 A separate report on Indigenous water assets in New South Wales is available. It includes information that is relevant to this product and contributes to this bioregional assessment.
Last updated:
5 July 2018