MOG2009 is now OBSOLETE Please refer to FORESTS.MOG for updated extent. Old growth forest was defined under the Code of Practice 2007 as forest which contains significant amounts of its oldest growth stage in the upper stratum usually senescing trees and has not been subjected to any disturbance, and if so the effect of which is now negligible. This data layer contains modelled old-growth forest which was updated by the department in 2009 in consideration of historical timber harvesting and fire disturbances. Previous old growth base layers used different sources to establish MOG 2009. The base layer in the western part of the state was og100 and the base layer for the eastern Victoria, other than East Gippsland FMA was mog2003. The base layer for East Gippsland FMA was mog100-2007eg. In the process to develop MOG2009, the previous old growth base layers were updated where necessary with the following input datasets : Lastlog25 (current to Jun 2013-14), lastburnt100 (current to the end of the 2009-10 fire season), fire_sev2006, fire_sev2007ap, fire_sev2007sp and fire_sev2009_poly (in East Gippsland FMA only). The old growth forests in the base layers were identified to meet the Victorian definition of old growth forest based on a set of modelling criteria, rules and input datasets. The data is not considered to be reliable (definitive) at scales less than 1:100,000. The old growth polygons should be treated as modelled information and whilst care has been taken in developing this layer, there is no guarantee that the information has been confirmed through extensive field checking. While some limited validation of Old growth polygons has been carried out in most studies, significant levels of field checking were undertaken in the mapping of analysis input datasets.
The State Environment Protection Policy (Waters) released in 2018 identifies the beneficial uses and environmental quality objectives that apply to different areas of Victoria. These areas are called segments. This data includes the spatial boundaries of these segments and can assist users of the policy identify which values apply in particular areas.
Victorian state-wide dataset containing information on natural features at each ocean beach relating to the surf zone and hydrology, beach system or type, dominant shoreline geology and beach presence. The dataset includes surf zone data on rip currents, swash gradient, tidal range (neap and spring), modal wave height, dominant swell direction and wave frequency. This dataset has been adapted from the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program (ABSAMP) 1999, joined with the VicCoastline 2008 dataset and the geology classified using the smartline coastal data segmentation dataset as produced in the Australian Coastal Geomorphic and Stability Mapping Project.
Victorian state-wide dataset containing all ocean beach adminstration information including Committees of Management (COM) and Local Government Authorities (LGA) names, nearest town, tenure id and parcel spi. Dataset has been created using the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program (ABSAMP) beach location data combined with Vicmap Property Parcel Polygons (PARCEL_MP) and the DELWP owned land management text database
This dataset maps the geomorphic habitat environments (facies) for 54 Victorian coastal waterways. The classification system contains 11 easily identifiable and representative environments: Barrier/back-barrier, Central Basin, Channel, Coral, Flood- and Ebb-tide Delta, Fluvial (bay-head) Delta, Intertidal Flats, Mangrove, Rocky Reef, Saltmarsh/Saltflat, Tidal Sand Banks (and Unassigned). These types represent habitats found across all coastal systems in Australia. Most of the 54 coastal waterways have a "Modified" environmental condition (as opposed to "Near Pristine"), according to the National Land and Water Resources Audit definition.
Victorian State-wide dataset containing features of interest including boating clubs, camping grounds, caravan parks, historic sites, lifesaving clubs and lookouts as identified by the Victorian Regional Coastal Boards and reviewed as part of the Future Coasts SECAP project.
Victorian state-wide dataset containing facilities at all ocean beaches, in addition to assessing the nature and level of physical beach hazards at each beach, and thereby the level of public risk and safety. Facilities are indicated as present (true= T) or absent (false= F) and include bbq, picnic areas, phone, shops, showers, swimming pool, toilets and water. Beach safety is indicated by a hazard rating score (0-10) based on the physical characteristics of the beach that could impact on public swimming safety. The beach name is also denoted. The data outputs were identified in the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program (ABSAMP) undertaken jointly by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLCA) and the Coastal Studies Unit (CSU) of the University of Sydney in late 1999.
Dataset containing an indication of the geographic extent covered by each current Coastal Action Plan identified in 'Table 2: Coastal Action Plan Status', of the Victorian Coastal Councils 2010-11 Annual Report. The dataset contains attributes identifying the report title, year of the report, Coastal Board region, unique identifier assigned to report, link that allows the report to be directly referenced, and link to source website page used to locate and obtain document. To support the capture of a suitable geographic extent covered by Coastal Plans each plan was reviewed and categorised in terms of the area it covered. For plans covering a local government area, Catchment Management Authority, Coastal Management Board area, or township, a nominal buffer was applied around the spatial extent of these administrative units. For reports containing a clear study area, this boundary was captured and used to depict the geographical area covered by the report.
Dataset containing recreational boating facilities including pier/jetty, boat ramp, marina, yacht club/motor boat club, multipurpose/safe haven each providing different services and functions. The features have been ranked by a hierachy delineated from Local, District and Regional and led to the development of the Boating Services Level Index (BSLI). The dataset was created for the recreational boating facilities framework document in Febuary 2014 and the Central Coastal Board (CCB).
Scientific review and dataset on developing a criteria for identifying key fish habitat locations and focussed on major Victorian bays and inlets (Port Philip Bay, Western Port, Corner Inlet and Gippsland Lakes). The recreational marine fish species habitat in the dataset are King george whiting, snapper, sand flathead, calamari, black bream and gummy shark. Commissioned by the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) and later digitised by DELWP, the consultancy report was produced by the University of Melbourne. Kalu. Commissioned by VFA. developing criteria for identifying key fish habitat locations