Greater Sydney Region Urban Vegetation Cover to Modified Mesh Block 2016

The Greater Sydney Region Urban Vegetation Cover to Modified Mesh Block 2016 provides both an area and percentage of vegetation for city blocks and infrastructure corridors in the Greater Sydney Region as of 2016. With this dataset, users can estimate tree canopy and vegetation cover in urban areas at many scales, such as mesh block, precinct, or local government area. Having current and accurate estimates of tree canopy and vegetation like this supports citizens and governments to reliably identify areas of tree canopy and confidently develop urban greening and heat island mitigation strategies and action.
This dataset provides the user with information of high spatial accuracy. The dataset uses vegetation information derived from high resolution aerial photography combined with boundary and land use information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Mesh Block polygon dataset augmented with road and railroad data from the NSW Digital Cadastral Database. The content was co-designed with state and local governments and developed using scientifically-rigorous methodologies. The extent of the dataset covers urban, major urban, peri-urban and other urban areas within the Greater Sydney Region. While the dataset provides wall to wall coverage of many councils, it does not include far outlying rural areas in the Region.

Data and Resources

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Field Value
Language English
Edition 1
Purpose urban and environmental planning, vegetation/tree cover analysis
Frequency of change Not planned
Field of Research (optional) Ecological Impacts of Climate Change,Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Metadata Date 2019-01-15
Date of Asset Creation 2018-01-07
Date of Asset Publication 2019-03-04
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Greater Sydney Region

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Temporal Coverage From 2016-01-04
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 56
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Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2019"