Resource centre

The Office of Environment and Heritage provides a wealth of information to support New South Wales’ native vegetation management framework.

Legislation and policy

Detailed information about the legislative framework for the management of native vegetation in New South Wales can be found on the following links.

New online native vegetation information tools

A set of native vegetation information tools is now available for landholders and land managers to find which clearing approvals may or may not apply to their particular circumstances.

Technical and scientific information

OEH maintains a number of databases that are important to the management of vegetation, soils and native plants and animals, including threatened species. 

Vegetation

The NSW Vegetation information system (VIS) contains information about the classification and mapping of native vegetation in NSW.  The VIS is used by Local Land Services (LLS), local government and various state agencies as well as individual people to improve planning and decision making for native vegetation.

Soils

The NSW Soil and Land Information System (SALIS) describes soils, landscapes and other geographic features, and is used by the NSW Government, other organisations and individual people to improve planning and decision-making for land management.

Native plants and animals

Bionet is a database about the plants and animals of NSW is used by the NSW Government, other organisations and individual people to improve planning and decision-making in relation to native plants and animals including threatened species.

Databases supporting the assessment of Property Vegetation Plans

OEH maintains a number of databases that support the processing of PVPs under the Native Vegetation Act.

Information sheets, reports and other publications

OEH has compiled an array of information regarding native vegetation management in NSW. This includes:

Public registers

The Minister for Environment and Heritage is required by law to make publicly available on the internet the following information about Property Vegetation Plans (PVPs) and Development Consents approved by LLSs under the Native Vegetation Act 2003:

Page last updated: 26 August 2014