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  • This layer contains species distribution maps for taxa groups across the Victorian coastline.

  • The IEC is made up of five subindices - Physical Form, Hydrology, Water Quality, Flora, and Fish. The overall score for each estuary is based on individual scores for the five sub-indices. Sub-indices are made up of one or more measures that, in turn, are underpinned by one or more metrics that provide information on threats or condition (DELWP 2021). Assigning each IEC metric to represent measures of either threat or condition aids interpretation of results and conceptual understanding of observed estuary condition to guide management options.

  • This layer contains marine and coastal features across Victoria. This data consists of conservation and protection zones, cultural and heritage areas, energy and resource extraction sites, defence and national security areas, locations of ports and shipping channels, fishing and aquaculture areas, and areas of natural environment and biodiversity importance.

  • This layer contains divisions of Victorian biounits as classified to CBICs Level 4 biotope complexes as points. At this level of the hierarchy, biotopes are grouped into sets with similar physical and biological characteristics.

  • The Allocation Order 2013 made under section 13 of the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004 allocates and vests specified timber in State forests to VicForests for the purpose of harvesting and selling. This dataset specifies the spatial extent and location of these timber resources, by forest stand type. The Allocation Order 2013 was amended in October 2014 and April 2019. The dataset VicForests_Allocation_Apr2019 specifies the spatial extent and location of the vested timber resources according to the April 2019 amendment, gazetted on 24 April 2019.

  • 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 Council’s 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.

  • 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

  • 20m resolution bathymetry and 5m contour intervals derived from 20m resolution bathymetry for nearshore Victorian Coast, LiDAR-derived bathymetry plus small area of multibeam-derived bathymetry on Westernport Bay. This dataset covers the Victorian coast, generally extending to the 20m depth contour. This dataset is based on information acquired between November 2008 and April 2009 to support the Victorian Governments Future Coasts Project.

  • Investigation Area's used in the VicPlan Mapshare site

  • Dataset containing boating area precincts identified by Victorian Regional Coastal Boards in their latest Boating Coastal Action Plans. The precincts are represented as a line based on VMSH_Framework.