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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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).

  • Dataset containing an indication of the geographic extent covered by Coastal Plans. The need for this information was identified by Stakeholders of the DSE Future Coasts "Spatially Enabling Coastal Assets" (SECAP) project in 2011/12. The dataset contains attributes identifying the report title, year of the report, 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.

  • Area that is impacted by the reduced car parking requirements for uses in commercial areas and for land within walking distance of high-quality public transport. For land within 400m of public transport (as shown on the new Principal Public Transport Network Area Maps, the reduced carparking rates specified in Column B of Table 1 in Clause 52.06 will apply. These rates will apply to the whole of a site, even if it is only part of the site which is within the PPTN Area

  • The Heritage Inventory is a listing of all known historical (non-Indigenous) archaeological sites in Victoria. While there are over 6,800 sites listed on the Heritage Inventory, it is not a comprehensive list as large parts of the State have not had an archaeological survey. Heritage Inventory sites, as well as sites that have yet to be discovered, are protected under the Victorian Heritage Act 1995.