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Title

High Environmental Value for Hunter Regional Growth Planning area - detailed

Alternative title(s)

HEV_Hunter_detailed

Abstract

This polygon shape file is a 1:25,000 – 1: 50 000 environmental dataset combining 17 input data sources. These are outlined in the lineage statement. The input data sets identify agreed HEV criteria for the purposes of regional strategic planning and other environmental assessment projects that require identification of significant biodiversity values. This project was undertaken by Planning Services Unit, OEH with input from all the Planning teams in Regional Operations, OEH. The Hunter High Environmental Values dataset covers the Hunter Regional Growth Planning area.

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Data Quality Statement

Name: Data Quality Statement

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

DQS - HEV for Hunter Regional Growth Planning area - detailed

Function: download

HEV Strategic Planning Mapping and Governance Guide

Name: HEV Strategic Planning Mapping and Governance Guide

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

This is a general guide to HEV mapping and governance in the state. The document describes in detail the different attributes and values that have been used to map HEV across the state and shows the specifications within the data structure (fields, structure etc). Please note that not all Regional Planning Study areas include all the listed attributes in this document. For a full list of the included attributes for this HEV record, please see the metadata statement which will list the values included (in the 'Lineage' section).

Function: download

Download Package

Name: Download Package

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Data (Shapefile)

Function: download

Unique resource identifier

Code

88be0c54-ffed-469d-9268-0132cfc8260e

Presentation form

mapDigital

Edition

HEV_Hunter_20150909

Dataset language

eng

Metadata standard

Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Version

1.1

Dataset URI

https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/88be0c54-ffed-469d-9268-0132cfc8260e

Purpose

The purpose of the project was to identify environmental criteria and values across the landscape that reflect current statutory and planning policy for the protection of the environment in planning matters. This allow the interrogation of the single dataset to identify various environmental criteria/values for assessment on a landscape basis or in some cases, at the local planning stage. The project aimed to identify the following environmental criteria;• Areas protected for conservation• Native vegetation of high conservation value• Threatened species and populations• Wetlands, rivers, estuaries and coastal feature of high environmental value• Areas of geological significance

Status

onGoing

Spatial representation

Type

vector

Spatial reference system

Authority code

GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Spatial resolution

25 m

Additional information source

OEH (2015) Developing maps of High Environmental Value for strategic planning - mapping and governance guide (OEH – Environmental Programs Branch (EPB))

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

boundaries

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

Biodiversity

Environmental

Conservation

HEV

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

150.762939

East bounding longitude

152.844849

North bounding latitude

-32.909803

South bounding latitude

-31.657361

Vertical extent information

Minimum value

-100

Maximum value

2228

Coordinate reference system

Authority code

urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::

Code identifying the coordinate reference system

5711

Temporal extent

Begin position

1990-01-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Date type

creation

Effective date

2016-06-22

Date type

publication

Effective date

2016-06-22

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

asNeeded

Date of next update

2017-06-12

Contact info

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Quality and validity

Field Value

Lineage

Environmental criteria were developed based on an analysis of existing protections under various legislation including the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, the Wilderness Act 1987, the Fisheries Management Act 1994, the Forestry Act 2012, the Marine Parks Act 1997, the Crown Lands Act 1989, the Threatened Species Act 1995 and the Native Vegetation Management Act 1985 (Part 4 and 5 or the Native Vegetation Regulations) and the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001. Other criteria were based on planning instruments in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 including SEPPs, 14 and 26. A small number of criteria were mapped as they were elements requiring protection and management within existing biodiversity assessment tools such as the Bio-banking Assessment Method and the Framework for Biodiversity Assessment. The following information shows the input environmental criteria that make up the spatial areas within the HEV polygon layer. For more detailed information refer to supplemental information and the following document; OEH (2015) Developing maps of High Environmental Value for strategic planning - mapping and governance guide (Environmental Programs Branch (EPB).pdf Criteria 1.1. Any areas reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, or acquired under Part 11 of that Act, or identified to be reserved under that Act. Rational: Existing protections. The inclusion of “or acquired under Part 11 of that Act, or identified to be reserved under that Act” is consistent with the definition of the E1 zone in the LEP Standard Instrument. Criteria 1.2. Any Wilderness Area declared under section 8 of the Wilderness Act 1987 Rationale: Existing protections. Almost entirely within National Park estate. Criteria 1.3. Any areas reserved as an aquatic reserve under the Fisheries Management Act 1994 or as a marine park under the Marine Parks Act 1997. Rationale: Existing protections. Criteria1.4. Any areas reserved or dedicated under the Crown Lands Act 1989 for the preservation of flora, fauna, geological formations or for other environmental protection purposes. Rationale: Existing protections. Criteria 1.5. Land dedicated as a flora reserve under Section 16 of the Forestry Act 2012. Rationale: Existing protections. Criteria 1.6: Private Land with conservation commitments. Includes: Biobanking agreements Registered Property agreements (with a conservation purpose) Conservation agreements. Nature Conservation Trust Land Covenants Indigenous Protected Areas. Rationale: Existing protections, registered on title. Defined and mapped through the Biodiversity Investment Spatial Viewer “Conservation Commitments Layer”. Criteria 2.1 Over-cleared vegetation types classified in accordance with the assessment methodology adopted under Part 4 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 Rationale: Existing prioritisation in NV Act and OEH assessment methodologies. Vegetation types which are >70% cleared from their pre-European extent are already give protections under the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology & Bio-banking Assessment Methodology. Criteria 2.2. Vegetation in over-cleared landscapes classified in accordance with the assessment methodology adopted under Part 4 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. Rationale: Existing prioritisation in NV Act2. Vegetation in landscapes that are >70% cleared are already given protections under the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology. Criteria 2.3 Threatened Ecological Communities. Any vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered ecological community listed under the TSC Act 1995, the FM Act 1994 or the Commonwealth EPBC Act. Rationale: Existing protections provided for in the TSC Act. Reflected in all OEH assessment methodologies. Criteria 2.4. Old Growth Forest (OGF) as defined in accordance with a Code Of Practice under Part 5 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 EPA Forestry Regulation has advised Old Growth Forest (OGF) is protected under existing regulation, and inter-governmental agreement with the Commonwealth. In the development of a ‘prioritisation criteria’ and to maintain policy consistency to ensure that areas prohibited from ‘logging’ are similarly protected from avoidable ‘clearing’, OGF and RF should be included. Criteria 2.5. Rainforest. As defined in accordance with a Code Of Practice under Part 5 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 EPA Forestry Regulation has advised: Rainforest is protected under existing regulation, and inter-governmental agreement with the Commonwealth. In the development of a ‘prioritisation criteria’ and to maintain policy consistency to ensure that areas prohibited from ‘logging’ are similarly protected from avoidable ‘clearing’, OGF and RF should be included. Criteria 2.6: Littoral rainforest including 100 m buffer. As defined in SEPP 26. Rationale: Existing protection. However, Littoral Rainforest would be included in EEC and Rainforest criteria, but not with the existing 100 m buffer afforded by SEPP 26. Criteria 4.1 Coastal wetlands. As defined in SEPP 14 + 50 m buffer. Rationale: Existing protection (SEPP 14). Reflected in OEH assessment methodologies. Criteria 4.2 Nationally important wetlands. Listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands in NSW + 50 m buffer. Rationale: Existing prioritisation in OEH assessment methodologies. Criteria 4.3 Riparian vegetation of rivers. 3rd order streams and above + buffer consistent with FBA. Rationale: Existing prioritisation in OEH assessment methodologies (strategic location under BBAM 2014). Criteria 4.4 Vulnerable Estuaries and ICOLLs. Classified by Science Division as ‘vulnerable’ or requiring ‘significant protection + 50m buffer. Rationale: Existing prioritisation criteria in regional plans. Protected in Coastal Management Plans. The HEV datasets are clipped into regional planning areas to reflect the new Regional Growth planning process. An individual feature class (dataset layer) was developed to reflect each of the criteria above. Criteria 5.1 Karst landscapes. Rationale: Existing prioritisation criteria in some regional plans. Criteria 5.2 Sites of geological significance included in State Heritage register or Heritage Inventory. Rationale: Existing protections. As defined in OEH (2011) Guide to NSW Karst and Caves OEH, Sydney These datasets were then brought together using the ArcGIS union function. The attributes were maintained in the HEV detailed data (attributed data) and a second data layer was contracted with a universal attribute – High Environmental Value. This polygon layer is referred to as HEV (binary). The methods used to create each individual input layer are described in the document OEH (2015) Developing maps of High Environmental Value for strategic planning - mapping and governance guide (OEH – Environmental Programs Branch (EPB)) – see supplemental information. The data was checked for geometry and topological errors and repaired where necessary. The data is intended for updating if and when new vegetation mapping or other environmental data is updated in any of the regional planning areas.

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Constraint set

Use constraints

This data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 Attribute 'Department of Planning, Industry and Environment ' in publications using this data.

Limitations on public access

Data Quality

Field Value

Scope

dataset

Completeness Commission

Date type

publication

Effective date

2016-06-22

Explanation

Topological Consistency

Explanation

Topology validation was performed with a tolerance of 1 metres and all subsequent gaps and overlapping polygons fixed. Topology is correct. Geodatabase XY tolerance set at 1 metres and the resolution set at 1 metres.

Absolute External Positional Accuracy

Date type

revision

Effective date

2016-06-22

Explanation

1m to 100m depending on which HEV input is present.

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Web address

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Field Value

Metadata point of contact

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

distributor

Metadata date

2016-06-22

Metadata language

eng