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BioNet Vegetation Classification data

Release notes

BioNet is the repository of biodiversity data maintained by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), supplying robust biodiversity data to NSW government assessment tools via web services, including the proposed BAM Tool and Biodiversity Credit Calculator. This ensures improved environmental decision making through integration of consistent and reliable biodiversity data in planning and assessment systems.

The BioNet Vegetation Classification website application is the trusted source of the NSW Plant Community Type (PCT) Master Classification and associated statutory data as well as NSW Landscapes data.

In October 2016, a major upgrade to the NSW plant community type took effect for the Sydney Metropolitan region with the publication of the approved classification changes in the BioNet Vegetation Classification database.

The release brings into alignment the approved plant community types and the Sydney Metropolitan Area Native Vegetation Map (VIS_ID 3817).

These release notes summarize the main updates to Plant Community Types.

The format and structure of this publication may have been adapted for web delivery.

Page last updated: 28 November 2016