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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
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
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Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
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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