Assets Desert

Assets Desert

Asset ID Process for Desert | Desert Asset Register | Desert Asset Register with scored criteria | Desert Potential Projects list with scored criteria | Desert Potential Projects_Asset threats and values 

Note: Use the links above to access asset data for the Desert.50 assets are currently on the Desert Asset Register, added either through the desktop study (undertaken in preparation for this plan) or the asset nomination workshops. These are categorised as Umbrella, Significant or Notable according to their scale, complexity and the number of smaller-scale assets they incorprate. Umbrella assets are very large, very complex and comprise may small-scale assets, e.g. the Lake Dora and Rudall River drainage channel, while Notable assets are at the other end of the spectrum and are small scale, less complex assets, such as Lake Gruszka. See the Asset Categories page for a more detailed explanation.

The relative significance of assets, in the context of the whole of the Rangelands, were scored using the categories of Exceptional, Very High, High and Moderate. The level of threat against them, considering all threats, was assessed as either Very High, High, Moderate or Low.

Once technical feasibility, landholder adoption and adoption by other organisations (such as state agencies) was assessed, a short list was created of assets that look like solid candidates for further investigation (i.e. those that have high significance, high threat and meet the other filtering criteria). This list is called the ‘Potential projects list’.


Each coloured dot represents a nominated asset. Click on the map to go to the interactive mapping tool

Desert Potential Projects list:

Asset number

Asset name

D014 Black-flanked Rock Wallaby
D001 Carnarvon Range including Lake Kerlyn
D025 Remnant rock wallaby populations in desert (eg Lennard Bastion)
Desktop 47 Kaalpi (Calvert Range)
D002 Jilukurru / Pinpi (Durba Springs)
D031 Serpentine Lakes
D032 Wanna Lakes
D035 Grevillea ilkurlka
D044 Ngaanyatjarra IPA
D019 Queen Victoria Spring and Yellow Sand Plain Nature Reserve

Notes: The links in the table above will take you to new pages providing information regarding the relevant asset. Assets in the Asset Register that were ‘nominated’ through the desktop study and after the workshops we held have not yet been filtered. Projects in the Potential Projects list are not listed in any particular order.

Using the links above, you can access the Desert Asset Register in several different formats. The ‘Asset Regsiter’ contains descriptive information about each asset, while the links that include the words ‘with scored criteria’ will take you to a spreadsheet showing the criteria scores for each asset.

In 2014, Rangelands NRM are funding projects to conserve and protect the Southern Marsupial Mole, Mallee Fowl, Black Flanked Rock Wallaby, Great Desert Skink, Greater Bilby and Crest-tailed Mulgara, all of which are nominated assets in the Desert. For more information on these projects, visit the Rangelands NRM main website. Funds for these projects have come from the regional core funding allocation under the Commonwealth Government’s Caring For Our Country (CFoC) program. CFoC project proposals needed to be completed before the Potential Project asset lists were finalised, and as such not all 2014 funded projects directly align with the Potential Projects as identified in the regional planning process.

Sustainable pastoralism is a priority across the Rangelands, irrespective of the priority projects or assets. The pastoral value of land systems is based on their capacity to carry stock. Rangelands NRM aims to prioritise activities that protect, enhance or rehabilitate areas with the highest pastoral potential. To read more about sustainable pastoralism projects in the Rangelands, visit the Sustainable pastoralism page on the Rangelands NRM website.

It should be noted that the implementation of projects is reliant on funding and that projects on the Potential Projects list are not guaranteed to be funded.