Bioregional Assessment Program

The Bioregional Assessment Program is expected to be completed in 2018 and looked at the impacts of coal seam gas and large coal mining developments on water resources and water-dependent assets over six bioregions.

The bioregions included areas across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. These states are the four signatory states under the National Partnership Agreement on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development. These bioregional assessments:

  • assess potential impacts, particularly regional scale and cumulative impacts, from coal seam gas and open-cut and underground coal mining developments.
  • are developed by independent scientific experts in the fields of ecology, hydrology, hydrogeology, geology, informatics (computer information systems) and risk analysis, in consultation with state government agencies, catchment management authorities, local governments, and industry groups and their members.
  • are made up of a number of products including data, lists and descriptions of assets, conceptual models, and analyses of possible impacts of CSG and coal mining developments on water resources. All of these products are available to the public.

Use the map below or the menu on the left of this page to find relevant products by bioregion.


Use the map below to find your bioregion.

Use the ZOOM feature to view more detail including the subregions within a bioregion.

CLICK on your bioregion or subregion of interest to navigate to the assessment landing page.  

Last updated:
9 July 2020