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Title

Cumberland Subregion BIO Map Biodiversity Corridors of Regional Significance

Abstract

The Biodiversity Investment Opportunities Map (BIO Map) is a key deliverable of the NSW Government’s $40 million Green Corridors program, a Government priority action identified in NSW 2021: A Plan to make NSW number one. The map was prepared with funding provided by the NSW Environmental Trust.

BIO Map has been prepared for the Cumberland subregion, a 275,693-hectare area containing the Cumberland Plain, a broad shale basin in Western Sydney. The areas identified for investment are termed priority investment areas, and include core areas and biodiversity corridors of regional significance (this layer).

Mapping criteria were used to identify and map priority investment areas, and targeted stakeholder consultation was conducted to inform the outputs of the project. Stakeholders consulted included the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, six state government authorities, 16 local councils and eight non-government organisations.

The final Cumberland subregion BIO Map identifies a network of 87 core areas and 27 regional biodiversity corridors within the Cumberland subregion. The 87 core areas include all of the Priority Conservation Lands identified by the Cumberland Plain Recovery Plan. The total area represented within the mapped priority investment areas is 42,124 hectares. Mapped regional corridors make up 17,727 hectares (excluding areas mapped as both regional corridors and core areas).

The BIO Map project aims to achieve better biodiversity outcomes by directing biodiversity investment funding to the strategic locations of greatest benefit. A landholder’s right to carry out agricultural and developmental activities on their land are not altered by their property being identified as a priority investment area on the BIO Map. The BIO Map identifies areas where landowners have more opportunities to receive funding to protect their bushland. Any involvement by a landowner in such programs is entirely voluntary.

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Data quality statement for Cumberland Subregion BIO Map Biodiversity Corridors of Regional Significance

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Unique resource identifier

Code

fad6ba11-2365-45be-8034-a68d3e3916f1

Presentation form

mapDigital

Edition

Not known

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/fad6ba11-2365-45be-8034-a68d3e3916f1

Purpose

The BIO Map project aims to achieve better biodiversity outcomes by directing biodiversity investment funding to the strategic locations of greatest benefit

Status

completed

Spatial representation

Type

vector

Spatial reference system

Authority code

GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Equivalent scale

1:None

Additional information source

Report Title: Biodiversity Investment Opportunities Map: Mapping Priority Investment Areas for the Cumberland Subregion

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

boundaries

Keywords

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Keyword set

keyword value

LANDUSE

CONSERVATION

CORRIDORS

CUMBERLAND SUBREGION

NEW SOUTH WALES

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

150.33

East bounding longitude

151.1

North bounding latitude

-34.19

South bounding latitude

-33.31

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

2015-08-04

Date type

publication

Effective date

2015-08-04

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

asNeeded

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

State and regional biodiversity corridors are linear areas that link core areas and play a crucial role in maintaining connections between animal and plant populations that would otherwise be isolated and at greater risk of local extinction. Biodiversity corridors include: State biodiversity corridors: key linkages of native vegetation identified through state-wide analysis and provide connectivity between IBRA regions and subregions. Regional biodiversity corridors: key linkages of native vegetation within an IBRA subregion, between IBRA subregions or between significant biodiversity features.

Combined with core areas, the areas are termed Priority Investment Areas (PIAs).

Regional biodiversity corridors were mapped for the Cumberland subregion. Based on the criteria applied no state biodiversity corridors were identified.

The process of identifying regional corridors within the Cumberland subregion involved a number of tasks. Several existing layers were incorporated directly into the regional biodiversity corridors layer for the Cumberland subregion, including: • Western Sydney Parklands bushland corridor (Western Sydney Parklands Trust 2013); • Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment regional biodiversity corridors (Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority 2008); • lands zoned 7(d1) Environmental Protection (Scenic) in the Campbelltown LEP – District 8 (Central Hills Lands) (Campbelltown Council 2008) • a small area of land identified on the Natural Resources Sensitivity Land Map in the Penrith LEP (Penrith Council 2010).

Regional corridors were also identified by using the results of the Spatial Links Tool (SLT), aerial photo interpretation and vegetation mapping. Each potential corridor was reviewed for continuity, width and land use to ensure that the area included: • predominantly continuous native canopy vegetation cover • an average minimum width of 100 metres • to the greatest extent feasible, land unlikely to be subject to a development outcome (areas of current or proposed development were not included in regional biodiversity corridors).

Riparian corridors were identified first. The boundaries of these corridors were identified by using the larger/wider extent of the following layers: • riparian buffer (consistent with the Water Management Act 2000 (DPI 2012)), or • lands zoned for environmental protection (e.g. E2 (Environmental Conservation) under standard instruments, or equivalent zones in older instruments), or • contiguous extant native canopy vegetation in suitable locations. As a general rule, land zoned residential (e.g. R1 to R4 under a standard LEP, or equivalent), industrial (e.g. IN1 to IN4) or business (e.g. B1 to B7) was removed from regional biodiversity corridors.

Non-riparian corridors were identified predominantly through stakeholder consultation, and include large contiguous areas with complementary zoning (e.g. the Scenic Hills area of Campbelltown LGA), areas of likely native grasslands, or areas with distinct landscape features (e.g. ridgelines).

In total the 27 regional biodiveristy corridors were identified, occupying approxiamtely 17,927 hectares (excluding core areas). 42 124 hectares are mapped as PIAs when both core areas and corridors are considered . This represents approximately 15% of the Cumberland subregion, or approximately 61% of all mapped vegetation within the subregion.

Positional accuracy: Digitising was conducted at a scale of approximately 1:10,000-1:15,000.

Attribute accuracy: All attributes have been checked.

Completeness: The layer is complete. The layer will require periodic updating to account for any clearing or vegtetation change resulting from future landuse activites.

Constraints related to access and use

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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

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

2015-08-04

Metadata language

eng