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Bioregional assessment project: Sydney Metropolitan, Southern Rivers and Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchments: data collation phase to study the impact of mining activity and coal seam gas on environmental assets
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  • John Bradd, University of Wollongong
  • Tim Cohen, University of Wollongong
  • Sam Marx, University of Wollongong
  • Sol Buckman, University of Wollongong
  • Emma Burkhardt, University of Wollongong
  • A Clarke, University of Wollongong
  • Nicole Cook, University of Wollongong
  • Stephen Cullen, University of Wollongong
  • James Daley, University of Wollongong
  • Alexi Gavin, University of Wollongong
  • Ren Hu, University of Wollongong
  • Emma Kiekebosch-Fitt, University of Wollongong
  • Matt Lemcke, University of Wollongong
  • Andrew Lowe, University of Wollongong
  • Thomas Mcmahon, University of Wollongong
  • Luke Mcneilage, University of Wollongong
  • Kaitlyn O'Mara, University of Wollongong
  • Garth Nagle, University of Wollongong
  • Sam Robson, University of Wollongong
  • Carolyn Silveri, University of Wollongong
  • Joe Stammers, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
76379
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publication Details

J. Bradd, T. Cohen, S. Marx, S. Buckman, E. Burkhardt, A. Clarke, N. Cook, S. Cullen, J. Daley, A. Gavin, R. Hu, E. Kiekebosch-Fitt, M. Lemcke, A. Lowe, T. Mcmahon, L. Mcneilage, K. O'Mara, G. Nagle, S. Robson, C. Silveri & J. Stammers (2012). Bioregional assessment project: Sydney Metropolitan, Southern Rivers and Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchments: data collation phase to study the impact of mining activity and coal seam gas on environmental assets. Wollongong, Australia: University of Wollongong.

Abstract

This study was commissioned by the Hawkesbury-Nepean (HNCMA), Sydney Metropolitan (SMCMA) and Southern Rivers (SRCMA) Catchment Management Authorities and undertaken by the University of Wollongong to collate existing data and to provide a preliminary assessment of the potential impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and coal mining activities on environmental assets within the three CMA regions, where environmental assets were defined under three broad themes; water, land and biodiversity. This study formed part of the Australian Federal Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) Bioregional Assessment initiative within regions potentially affected by CSG and coal mining activities. The key components of this study included:

Creating a database (using on the SEWPaC supplied template) identifying key environmental assets (groundwater, surface water, wetlands, land use, soils, vegetation and threatened species) within each of the three CMA regions.

Providing a list of the key GIS datasets used to compile the database and their sources.

Providing this report which outlines findings in relation to potential impacts and hazards of coal seam gas and mining activity on these environmental assets.

Identifying knowledge and data gaps, and providing recommendations for future research.

Citation Information
John Bradd, Tim Cohen, Sam Marx, Sol Buckman, et al.. "Bioregional assessment project: Sydney Metropolitan, Southern Rivers and Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchments: data collation phase to study the impact of mining activity and coal seam gas on environmental assets" (2012)
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