Geoheritage Near Victorian Marine Reserves
Known geoheritage sites in or near marine protected areas along the Victorian coastline were documented for the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council.The formative geological and geomorphological conditions were summarised, and issues relevant to reserve management with respect to geoheritage preservation were identified. The potential effects of rising sea levels were discussed.
Potential Geoheritage in Australian Desert Landscapes
Remote and sparsely populated, drylands Australia has had few chances to have its geoheritage values formally recognised. This desktop study commissioned by the Australian Department of the Environment sought information on landforms demonstrating the evolution of the characteristic landscapes within the study area, and which have high potential to pass National Heritage List (NHL) criteria. Twenty-eight places were identified across eight geomorphic themes (astroblemes, sand deserts, karst, arid coasts, tectonic landforms, uplands, regolith, watercourses). Clusters of potential heritage occur along the Amadeus Basin ranges, and within the Lake Eyre Basin. Knowledge gaps are identified, especially the Great Sandy Desert and Great Victoria Desert dunefields and the Davenport–Murchison Ranges.