NSW Identified Wilderness

Boundaries of identified wilderness areas in NSW under S.6 of the Wilderness Act 1987.

Under the Wilderness Act 1987, wilderness is land which: • is substantially unmodified by humans or is capable of restoration; • is of sufficient size be maintained in an unmodified state; and • is capable of providing opportunities for solitude and appropriate self-reliant recreation.

An area can be nominated as wilderness by any person or organisation. Those lands are assessed by the Department of Planning and Environment to determine whether they meet the wilderness criteria. Lands found to meet the criteria in the Act are identified as wilderness by the Department of Planning and Environment. Identified wilderness differs from declared wilderness. Identified wilderness is a recognition of an area’s values, whereas declared wilderness has statutory protection and must be managed in a way which will maintain its wilderness values.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title IDWild
Edition Unknown
Purpose Legislative and Regulatory requirements
Frequency of change As needed
Keywords Environment,Wilderness
Metadata Date 2018-02-09
Date of Asset Creation 2014-12-31
Date of Asset Publication 2023-03-07
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 0
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Record 1
Object type
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Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name NSW

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1982-07-02 - 2014-12-31
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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