Illawarra Plant Community Type Vegetation Map, 2016. VIS_ID 4678

This layer is a compilation of native vegetation mapping products in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas. The layer was originally compiled as a key dataset for input to the Illawarra Biodiversity Investment Opportunities Map (BIO Map). To compile the layer a series of previously existing maps were stitched together and map units assigned to NSW Plant Community Types (PCTs) as held in the BioNet Vegetation Classification database and incorporated into biobanking tools as at 31st December 2016. Map units have also been related to threatened ecological communities listed under the NSW TSC Act (1995) and the Commonwealth EPBC Act (1999) as at 31st December 2016. VIS_ID 4678

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Data Type Vector
Alternative Title IllawarraPCT_2016_E_4678
Metadata Date 12/07/2017
Date Created 12/07/2016
Edition 1
Purpose The purpose of this map product is to provide a single layer of vegetation mapping in Wollongong, Kiama and Shellharbour local government areas that has a consistent language of Plant Community Types (PCTs) and consistent identification of Threatened Ecological Communities (TECs). The map is designed to relate to the objectives of the OEH vegetation information systems and to assist users with the assessment of TECs. It is designed to be used in conjunction with other sources on native vegetation in the study area including existing literature, field investigations and TEC determinations. Precautions are required when using the TEC data; the mapping provides a guide only and does not preclude the need for individual assessment of TEC status at a site scale.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Frequency of maintenance is not known
Keywords BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,ECOLOGY-Landscape,FLORA-Native,VEGETATION
Equivalent Scale 20000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name Illawarra
Temporal Coverage From 12/07/2016
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry 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, Industry and Environment 2016"