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Transitional - Native Vegetation Regulatory Map

The Native Vegetation Regulatory Map (NVR Map) was prepared by Department Planning, Industry and Environment under Part 5A of the amended Local Land Services Act 2013 (LLS Act) and supporting regulation.

On the 25th of August 2017 the transitional NVR Map was published under transitional arrangements set out in 60F of the LLS Act.

The current published version of the transitional NVR Map (version 3) was exhibited to the public between 10 February - 12 March 2021 and after review, published on 26 March 2021. The transitional NVR Map currently displays category 2 – vulnerable regulated land, category 2 – sensitive regulated land and land that is excluded from the LLS Act. The latest version of the map can be viewed online using the NVR Map Viewer.

The NVR Map has been developed to underpin the new land management framework. The NVR Map essentially tells you where the land management code and allowable activities are either limited or not available.

Understanding the map categories.

Currently, the Transitional NVR Map viewer displays displays category 2 – vulnerable regulated land, category 2 – sensitive regulated land and land that is excluded from the LLS Act. Mapping for Category 1 - Exempt Land and Category - 2 Regulated Land are yet to be published.

Broadly, category 1 is land that was cleared of native vegetation as at 1 January 1990, or land that was lawfully cleared between 1 January 1990 and 25 August 2017. Category 2 is land that was not cleared as at 1 January 1990, was unlawfully cleared after 1 January 1990, or is a prescribed area with an identified environmental value. Land is mapped to each category on the basis of past clearing or disturbance events, as detected by satellite and aerial imagery, and updated land use data. Prescribed areas with an identified environmental value are mapped as category 2, overriding a category 1 designation based on the mapping.

Native Vegetation Regulatory Map – Land Categories and map the 6 colour code

Category Definition

  1. Category 1 - Blue Unrestricted Management (Exempt). Rural lands where clearing of Native Vegetation is not regulated by Part 5A of the LLS Act 2013.This includes land cleared or significantly disturbed as at 1 January 1990 or lawfully cleared between that date and commencement of Part 5A of the LLS Act 2013. Other legislation may apply to Exempt land.

  2. Category 2 - Yellow Code Based Management (Regulated). Rural lands where clearing is regulated and can be carried out in accordance with Part 5A of the LLS Act 2013 or other legislation. This includes complying with the Codes and Allowable Activities. Land not cleared as at 1 January 1990, land unlawfully cleared since 1 January 1990, and land subject to existing conservation obligations including remedial directions.

  3. Category 2 - Orange Regulated (Vulnerable). Rural land where clearing of native vegetation is more restricted than on other Category 2 land. This includes steep and highly erodible lands, riparian land and special category land (as declared).

  4. Category 2 - Pink Regulated (Sensitive). Rural land where clearing of native vegetation is more restricted than other Category 2 land. This includes lands that are Sensitive Lands due to factors such as the presence of coastal wetlands, certain rainforests, core koala habitat, high conservation grasslands, critically endangered entities, land subject to conservation or incentive agreements or covenants and others.

  5. Category 2 - Brown This map class depicts land where Category 2 Regulated [(Vulnerable) - Orange] and Category 2 Regulated [(Sensitive) - Pink] overlap.

  6. Excluded Land - Grey Land not regulated by Part 5A of the LLS Act 2013. This land includes urban zones, environmental conservation zones and R5 large lot residential as gazetted under a Local Environment Plan (LEP). It also includes public conservation lands (such as National parks and State Forests) and number of entire councils in the Sydney metro area.

Please refer to the Method Statement for more details https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/-/media/OEH/Corporate-Site/Documents/Animals-and-plants/Biodiversity/native-vegetation-regulatory-map-method-statement-170495.pdf?la=en&hash=7E4AF9410B2B65E1C5B2FFB6218AF502BB6989C3

For more information on the NVR Map, updates, version history and contact for enquiries, please visit the Transitional NVR Map web page:

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/biodiversity/native-vegetation-regulatory-map

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Raster
Metadata Date 24/08/2017
Date Created 24/08/2017
Date Revised 04/02/2021
Date Published 26/03/2021
Edition 3
Purpose Legislative and regulatory requirements
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated every three months
Keywords native vegetation,regulatory map,lls,biodiversity,nvr,LAND,VEGETATION
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Dataset extent

Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 24/08/2017 - 04/02/2021
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Landing page https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/native-vegetation-regulatory-map-clone-4ffa-clone-daa9
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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 2021"