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VIC MWC - Drainage - River Basin Catchment (Polygon) Apr 2014

This dataset presents the boundaries of Australia's basins as defined by the Australian Water Resources Management Committee (WRMC). Australia is divided into drainage divisions which are sub-divided into water regions which are in-turn sub-divided into river basins. The data includes the name and number of each of the 245 drainage basins, 77 regions, and 12 divisions. Australia's River Basins 1997 is the result of a joint State, Territory and Commonwealth Government project to create a national spatial database of major hydrological basins.

The data has been aligned with Melbourne Water's drainage catchments, resulting in a consistent set of drainage catchment layers up to and including watersheds at the State level.

This dataset provides a consolidated and consistent set of drainage catchments covering the entire Port Phillip and Westernport catchment area (Melbourne Water's area of responsibility for waterways and drainage). The primary purpose of this layer is for the hydraulic modelling of catchments and waterways, and/or calculations. Additional uses:

  • Asset creation and numbering

  • Flood Plain Mapping

  • Drainage Scheme Creation and Reviews

  • Water Resource Management

  • Responding to Land Development Enquiries

For more information please visit Melbourne Water.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated April 8, 2022, 00:28 (UTC)
Created April 8, 2022, 00:28 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-MWC-UoM_AURIN_DB_mw_dr_river_basin_catchments_apr_2014
Aggregation Level NA
Attribute List , , , , , , , , , , Geometry, Unique Identifier
Attribution Melbourne Water Corporation, (2022): VIC MWC - Drainage - River Basin Catchment (Polygon) Apr 2014; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Melbourne Water Corporation 2022
Geometry Field geometry
Key index
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[144.13, -38.52], [146.16, -38.52], [146.16, -37.21], [144.13, -37.21], [144.13, -38.52]]]}