NSW estuary health risk dataset

The NSW Estuary Health Risk Dataset was created to support Stage 1 of preparing Coastal Management Programs under the NSW Coastal Management Manual (2018). The dataset identifies land-use pressures and consequent risks of impacts on the ecological health of estuaries. Risks associated with other pressures, such as acid sulfate soils, erosion and contaminants, are not captured. The dataset can be used to spatially prioritise where further studies and/or management actions in the catchment would contribute to achieving outcomes, specific to the management objectives for Coastal Environment Areas, and Coastal Wetlands and Littoral Rainforests Areas which are specified in the Coastal Management Act 2016. The dataset includes two shapefiles and one raster file for each estuary and its associated catchment in NSW. It is recommended that all files be reviewed to help set the context for the estuary health risk. A data report describing how the dataset was created and how it should be used is available here:

To access the dataset, you may contact the Data Broker and request the Estuary Health Risk dataset for your estuary. Appendix B of the data report provides a list of data available. Alternatively, you may download the dataset for all estuaries located in the ‘Dataset Packages’ drop down below.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition v1
Purpose Supporting dataset for the Coastal Management Toolkit
Frequency of change As needed
Keywords MARINE-Estuaries,MARINE-Coasts,MARINE-Human-Impacts
Metadata Date 2018-07-16
Date of Asset Creation 2019-01-15
Date of Asset Publication 2019-01-15
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2003-01-01 - 2010-01-01
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2019"