Metadata : Water Management Zones in the Northern Territory


Metadata Details:

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


Date Metadata Extracted:2023-03-23

Date Metadata Last Updated:2022-11-07

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ANZLIC Identifier:89FE31D501874E07E050CD9B2144168F

Title: Water Management Zones in the Northern Territory

Citation Date:2019-05-28

Date Type:creation

Custodian:Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security



Water Management Zones (WMZ) are specific areas (with defined boundary) within a Water Allocation Plan Area established to manage the impact that may occur from underground water extraction. Rules for each zone are defined in a water allocation plans to determine how water can be used and/or traded.

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Character Set: Latin 1


Maintenance and Update Frequency:asNeeded

Data Currency Start Date:2000-01-14

Data Currency End Date:2022-10-24

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Supplied by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Copyright Northern Territory Government.

Data Quality

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

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

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

NOTE: Water Management Zone status is the same as the Water Allocation Plan status.

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. WMZ_NAMEWater Management Zones name (STRING, 200)The declared water management zone name in the Northern Territory Government gazette.
02. WMZ_DESCWater Management Zones description (STRING, 254)The water management zone description based on the purpose.
03. WAP_SNWater Allocation Plan short name (STRING, 50)The water allocation plan short name for simple reference.
04. WCD_SNWater Control District name short name (STRING, 50)The water control district short name for simple reference.
05. WMZ_MD_IDWater Management Zones metadata identifier (STRING, 50)The ANZLIC metadata record identification number for the water management zones.
06. WMZ_MD_URLWater Management Zones metadata web page (STRING, 254)The link to the water managements zones metadata record web page.
07. AREA_SQKMWater Management Zones area in square kilometres, (FLOAT)Area value calculated from the geospatial depiction which represents the extent of the water management zones area using Albers Equal-Area Conic projection.
08. NOTESNotes (STRING, 254)Internal comments that relate to the water management zones not included in the other fields.

Supplementary Information

For more information about Water Management Zones refer to Water Allocation Plans web page

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