3.4.2 Landscape classes that are unlikely to be impacted

The vast majority (247 km2 or 99%) of the zone of potential hydrological change comprises landscape classes from the ‘Non-GDE’ and ‘Economic land use’ landscape groups (Table 14, Figure 29).

The ‘Native vegetation’ landscape class was ruled out from potential impacts, because it is classified in the ‘Non-GDE’ landscape group and is therefore not considered water dependent for the purposes of BAs.

The following are very unlikely to be impacted because they are located outside the zone of potential hydrological change:

  • the ‘Estuarine’ landscape group
  • the ‘Freshwater wetland’ landscape class within the ‘GDE’ landscape group.

While some landscape classes in the ‘Economic land use’ landscape group are water dependent (e.g. irrigated agriculture), impacts on economic assets are not evaluated by landscape class. Potential impacts on economic assets are considered in Section 3.5.

The perennial transitional fine streams within the Gloucester subregion are along the Wards River north of the Duralie mine site. Because hydrological impact is very unlikely in this area (see Figures 16 to 27 in Section 3.3), this landscape class, and the assets associated with it, are unlikely to be impacted.

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9 November 2018
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