Metadata Name Descriptions
Resource Name: EPA Victoria Groundwater Quality Restriction Use Zones (GQRUZ) - Location Points
Title: EPA Victoria Groundwater Quality Restriction Use Zones (GQRUZ) - Location Points
Anzlic ID: ANZVI0803005872
Custodian: Environment Protection Authority VictoriaDepartment of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Abstract:
Groundwater Quality Restricted Use Zones (GQRUZ) are areas where there has been historic groundwater pollution as a result of previous industrial or other activities. These zones have been subject to clean up in line with the relevant environmental standards. However, restrictions remain on what the water can be used for if it is extracted via a groundwater bore.

A GQRUZ remains when attempts have been made to clean up the groundwater at the affected site, but full clean-up was not possible - as it is often difficult to remove 100 per cent of groundwater pollution. It also may be impractical to clean up groundwater to the level needed to restore it to its original condition. EPA then identifies restrictions that should remain on how the water can be used without further treatment.

GQRUZ do not represent a comprehensive list of all sites where groundwater quality may not be suitable for use. Rather, they represent locations where EPA has formally recognised that groundwater is polluted, following site investigations under EPA's environmental audit program. Other sources of information on groundwater quality include EPA's Priority Sites Register, which lists sites which are currently undergoing clean-up under EPA's compliance and enforcement activities.

This dataset mirrors the GQRUZ data available on EPA's website interaction portal, but may not be up to date due to data transfer processes. For the most up to date data, go to EPA's website interaction portal.
Search Words: SocietyInland watersGeoscientific information
Currency Date: 03 December 2021
Dataset Status: Completed
Progress: Complete across Victoria.
Access Constraint:
Available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
Data Existence:
Metadata Name Descriptions
Resource Name: EPA Victoria Groundwater Quality Restriction Use Zones (GQRUZ) - Location Points
Title: EPA Victoria Groundwater Quality Restriction Use Zones (GQRUZ) - Location Points
Anzlic ID: ANZVI0803005872
Custodian: Environment Protection Authority VictoriaDepartment of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Owner: Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Abstract:
Groundwater Quality Restricted Use Zones (GQRUZ) are areas where there has been historic groundwater pollution as a result of previous industrial or other activities. These zones have been subject to clean up in line with the relevant environmental standards. However, restrictions remain on what the water can be used for if it is extracted via a groundwater bore.

A GQRUZ remains when attempts have been made to clean up the groundwater at the affected site, but full clean-up was not possible - as it is often difficult to remove 100 per cent of groundwater pollution. It also may be impractical to clean up groundwater to the level needed to restore it to its original condition. EPA then identifies restrictions that should remain on how the water can be used without further treatment.

GQRUZ do not represent a comprehensive list of all sites where groundwater quality may not be suitable for use. Rather, they represent locations where EPA has formally recognised that groundwater is polluted, following site investigations under EPA's environmental audit program. Other sources of information on groundwater quality include EPA's Priority Sites Register, which lists sites which are currently undergoing clean-up under EPA's compliance and enforcement activities.

This dataset mirrors the GQRUZ data available on EPA's website interaction portal, but may not be up to date due to data transfer processes. For the most up to date data, go to EPA's website interaction portal.
Search Words: SocietyInland watersGeoscientific information
Purpose:
This layer contains the source  point location data of current GQRUZs issued by EPA, as displayed on EPA's webpage 'Map of groundwater quality restricted use zones in Victoria'.
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Beginning to Ending Date: 1905-12-01 - 2020-06-30
Maintainence and Update Frequency: Daily
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Lineage:
Dataset Source: Environment Protection Authority

Dataset Originality: Primary
Positional Accuracy:
Reasonable accuracy
Attribute Accuracy:
Variable. Some fields are not populated.
Logical Consistency:
                        
Data Source:
Dataset Source: Environment Protection Authority

Dataset Originality: Primary
Contact Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Contact Position: Data Custodian
Address: 1/8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne Vic 3002 Australia
Telephone:
Facsimile:
Email Address: victoria.unearthed@delwp.vic.gov.au
Metadata Date: 2020-10-07
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                              Related Documents: None
                            
                          
Column Name Obligation Unique Data Type Reference Table Comments
ENV_AUDIT_REPORT_LINKS O N VARCHAR2
UFI_CREATED O N DATE
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA O N BLOB
SUBURB O N VARCHAR2
FILE_NUMBER O N VARCHAR2
SITE_HISTORY O N VARCHAR2
UFI O N NUMBER
REFERENCE_NUMBER O N NUMBER
ADDRESS O N VARCHAR2
LATITUDE O N NUMBER
MAP_LINK O N VARCHAR2
RESTRICTED_USES O N VARCHAR2
LONGITUDE O N NUMBER
COUNCIL O N VARCHAR2