Metadata : Water Protection Areas in the Northern Territory


Metadata Details:

Name:AS/NZS ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata, ANZLIC Metadata Profile


Date Metadata Extracted:2023-12-12

Date Metadata Last Updated:2019-05-29

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ANZLIC Identifier:89FD603052951D77E050CD9B21440D39

Title: Water Protection Areas in the Northern Territory

Citation Date:2019-05-01

Date Type:creation

Custodian:Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security



Water Protection areas (WPA) are specific areas (with defined boundary) within a Water Allocation Plan area to protect the area groundwater or surface water resources through the development of a management plan.

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Character Set: Latin 1


Maintenance and Update Frequency:asNeeded

Data Currency Start Date:2019-05-01

Data Currency End Date:2019-05-29

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Data Quality

Lineage:The boundary extent for each of the water protection areas were created using ArcGIS software with reference to cadastral boundaries, topographic, hydrogeological, surface water and/or catchment datasets. Information about of each protection areas are written in each Water Allocation Plan report.

Positional Accuracy:Data stored in geographic coordinates using horizontal datum GDA94. Topological rule state that Water Protection Areas must be within Water Allocation Plan areas.

Attribute Accuracy:All polygons attributed using the data dictionary as described below.

Logical Consistency: All polygons are closed and labelled using the prescribed data dictionary.



Data Requests OfficerDepartment of Environment, Parks and Water SecurityGeospatial Services Branch (on behalf of department)

Data Dictionary

AttributeAttribute DescriptionPossible CodeCode Description
01. PA_NAMEProtection Area name (STRING, 200)The protection area name.
02. PA_CATProtection Area category (STRING, 50)Protection Area category.
03. PA_DESCProtection Area description (STRING, 254) GDE - Groundwater dependent ecosystem protection area; GW - Groundwater discharge protection area
04. PA_STATUSProtection Area status (STRING, 15)WAP status: Declare; Draft; In progress and Lapsed
05. WAP_SNWater Allocation Plan short name (STRING, 50)The water allocation plan short name for simple reference.
06. WCD_SNWater Control District short name (STRING, 50)The water control district short name for simple reference.
07. PA_MD_IDProtection Areas metadata identifier (STRING, 50)The ANZLIC metadata record identification number for the protection areas.
08. PA_MD_URProtection Areas metadata web page (STRING, 254)The link to the protection areas metadata record web page.
09. AREA_SQKMProtection Areas area in square kilometres.Area value calculated from the geospatial depiction which represents the extent of the protection areas using Albers Equal-Area Conic projection.
10. NOTESNotes (STRING, 254)Internal comments relating to the protection areas not included in the other fields.

Supplementary Information

For more information about Water Protection Areas refer to Water Allocation Plans web page

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