Spatial Layer of Probable Vegetation Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems in NSW

The purpose of this project is to create a data set that identifies vegetation communities that have a probability of being a groundwater dependent ecosystem within NSW. Probability categories are high, medium, low and non GDE. The data is required to meet legislative requirements for water sharing plans and water resource plans. This is a base data layer that can be used to aid research projects, assessment of state significant development applications, licence applications and compliance issues. For ease of data modelling and management, the dataset was divided into the following catchment management areas; Border Rivers-Gwydir, Central Tablelands, Central West, Hawkesbury-Nepean, Hunter-Central Rivers, Lachlan, Lower Murray Darling, Murray-Murrumbidgee, Namoi, Northern Rivers, Southern Rivers, Sydney Metro and Western Division (Far West and Western MDBA).

Please note: Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem mapping used the NSW DPE Environment and Heritage vegetation mapping product as the underlying data source. NSW DPE Water activities such as bore applications that are examined at a site specific scale may need subsequent verification to confirm.

Method report is available via the DoI Water website -

Data and Resources

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Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title Probable Vegetation and Wetland GDEs
Edition v1
Purpose Environmental management
Frequency of change Unknown
Keywords VEGETATION,WATER-Groundwater
Metadata Date 2018-02-21
Date of Asset Creation 2018-02-21
Date of Asset Publication 2022-08-02
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 25000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2018-02-21
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 2022"
Groups Department of Planning and Environment—Water
DOI doi:10.25948/1xm6-hz02
DOI Creator name Dabovic, Jodie; Dobbs, Lucy; Byrne, Glenn; Raine, Allan
DOI Resource Type Vegetation and Wetland Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
DOI Resource Type General Description Dataset