Revised PCTs in eastern NSW will not apply to the Scheme for at least 6 months after the public release to allow stakeholders to become familiar with the new scientific data. The public release on 24 June 2022 gave all stakeholders access to the new scientific information in BioNet applications.
The launch of the revised PCTs into the Scheme will be staged with transitional arrangements. Scheme participants will be supported with guidance and tools.
The revised PCTs will be easier to use in land use decisions and biodiversity assessments and provide greater confidence, certainty, and transparency for the wide range of applications that use them in day-to-day business functions.
The revised PCTs are being published as part of a broader program of work – the Integrated BioNet Vegetation Data for NSW (IBVD) – that will see all PCTs across NSW reviewed and mapped. For more information about the new data and IBVD, visit the Integrated BioNet Vegetation Data for NSW webpage.
Resources and tools to support a seamless transition for users
Support tools will be provided to smooth the transition to the Scheme, including a PCT to Offset Trading Group (OTG) tool that shows the pre-eastern NSW PCTs and revised eastern NSW PCTs that can be traded within OTGs under the like-for-like offset rules. The tool will support landholders and developers to understand the application of the like-for-like offset rules in the context of both pre-eastern NSW and revised PCT biodiversity credits.
To discover which OTGs the revised PCTs belong to you can access visit the PCT to OTG Tool.
This webpage will be updated over time to include more information about transitional arrangements for the Scheme including; frequently asked questions (FAQs) and links to resources.
The public release of IBVD data products will include technical support tools for users to become familiar with and apply the revised PCTs, including the Plot to PCT Assignment Tool, State Vegetation Type Map products and the Trees Near Me NSW app.
Find out more
- For more information about the transitional arrangements for using the revised PCT data and the BOS, see the BAM Support Webinar 24 and its Questions and Answers document.
- For information about the NSW Integrated BioNet Vegetation Data (IBVD) program, visit the Integrated BioNet Vegetation Data for NSW webpage.
- Subscribe to the monthly BOS Update newsletter to be notified when more information, launch dates and support resources are released.
- The BOS Help Desk is available for ongoing support and enquiries.