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Threatened Ecological Communities Greater Sydney

Map of 35 NSW-listed threatened ecological communities (TECs) within Greater Sydney. The map is derived from a number of best available mapping products and expert input. While the distribution of a number of TECs extends beyond Greater Sydney, their distribution beyond the study area is not represented in this map, with two exceptions: the Blue Mountains Basalt Forest and Pittwater and Wagstaffe Spotted Gum Forest TECs.

The methodology and scale of best available sources used to derive the map vary, with concomitant variation in currency, coverage, spatial precision and attribution accuracy. There are known gaps in coverage due to the lack of mapping sources in some locations within the study area (including, but not limited to the Grose Valley near Wollangambe, Ebenezer, Cattai, west of Mulgoa and west of Thirlmere). Limitations of this map include: areas not identified as TEC may be TEC, areas identified as TEC may not be TEC, and areas identified as a TEC may be a different TEC. Accordingly, property-scale assessments should inform activities, plans and proposals at the property scale.

Mapping is updated frequently via expert input. The map data informs the Biodiversity Values Map, Native Vegetation Regulatory Map, Rural Fire Service 10/50 tool and High Environmental Values Greater Sydney map.

For more information about the map, refer to the report 'Map of threatened ecological communities in Greater Sydney'.

TECs included in this map are:

  • Agnes Banks Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Bangalay Sand Forest of the Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions
  • Blue Gum High Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Blue Mountains Basalt Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Blue Mountains Shale Cap Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Blue Mountains Swamps in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Castlereagh Scribbly Gum Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Castlereagh Swamp Woodland
  • Coastal Saltmarsh in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions
  • Coastal Upland Swamp in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Cooks River/Castlereagh Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Cumberland Plain Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Duffys Forest Ecological Community in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Elderslie Banksia Scrub Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Freshwater wetlands on coastal floodplains of the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South-East Corner bioregions
  • Hygrocybeae Community of Lane Cove Bushland Park in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Kurnell Dune Forest in the Sutherland Shire and the City of Rockdale
  • Littoral Rainforest in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions
  • Maroota Sands Swamp Forest
  • Moist Shale Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Montane Peatlands and Swamps of the New England Tableland, NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin, South East Corner, South Eastern Highlands and Australian Alps bioregions
  • O'Hares Creek Shale Forest
  • Pittwater and Wagstaffe Spotted Gum Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • River-flat Eucalypt Forest on Coastal Floodplain of the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions
  • Shale Sandstone Transition Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Southern Sydney Sheltered Forest on Transitional Sandstone Soils in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Sun Valley Cabbage Gum in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest of the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions
  • Swamp Sclerophyll Forest on Coastal Floodplains of the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions
  • Sydney Freshwater Wetlands in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
  • The Shorebird Community occurring on the relict tidal delta sands at Taren Point
  • Themeda Grassland on Seacliffs and Coastal Headlands in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions
  • Western Sydney Dry Rainforest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Vector
Metadata Date 14/04/2021
Date Created 14/04/2021
Date Published 27/04/2021
Edition 14/04/2021
Purpose Planning and analysis
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is repeatedly and frequently updated
Keywords ECOLOGY-Habitat,BOUNDARIES-Biophysical,VEGETATION,FAUNA
Equivalent Scale 50000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/1991
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Landing page https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/threatened-ecological-communities-greater-sydney
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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"

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