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Wheatbelt

The Wetlands of the Wheatbelt and other prioritised areas dataset displays the location and boundary of wetlands in the wider Wheatbelt area ( pdfmap146.36 KB—does not meet accessibility criteria).

The Wheatbelt basin and granite outcrop wetland evaluations dataset displays the conservation significance assigned to basin and granite outcrop wetlands.

As Stage 1 datasets, a number of limitations apply:

  • scale of 1:100,000–1:250,000
  • only some wetland types have been identified (varies between the three sub-project areas)
  • no data is available on how many wetlands may have been missed (inclusiveness)
  • significant ground truthing for the accuracy of wetland identification, delineation (positional accuracy) and classification (attribute accuracy) has not been conducted
  • the values of wetlands in the project area are assessed at a very broad scale using desktop data, and conservation significance assigned to wetlands is not suitable for use for any form of detailed planning process.

The methods and resulting dataset have been endorsed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the Wetland Status Working Group and the Wetlands Coordinating Committee.

A methodology has been developed to for the detailed assessment of wetland values in the subject area. This methodology has been endorsed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the Wetland Status Working Group and the Wetlands Coordinating Committee as a Stage 3 wetland evaluation methodology suitable for application to the subject area.