Accessing the Biodiversity Values Map data

Biodiversity Values Map spatial data is available through the Sharing and Enabling Environment Data Portal and via the ePlanning spatial viewer.

You can access Biodiversity Values Map spatial data through the Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) Portal.

SEED: Biodiversity Values Map

There are 2 options for accessing Biodiversity Values Map spatial data through the SEED Portal:

  1. Web Mapping Service: For users with compatible GIS, we provide a web service to access the current version of the Biodiversity Values Map.
  2. Download Package: If using the web mapping service isn't feasible, data download packages are also available from SEED. The format of the data in the download package is ESRI file geodatabase. While in some instances, use of geodatabase may be preferable, users need to be aware the Biodiversity Values Map is updated regularly, and the currency of the data is only valid on the day of download. Users should regularly check the Biodiversity Values Map homepage for updates.

Biodiversity Values Map on the ePlanning Spatial Viewer

The ePlanning spatial viewer is part of the NSW Planning Portal. It provides access to spatial data associated with environmental planning instruments and other NSW government websites that affect how land can be developed and used. It enables users to search for a property and generate a report on the environmental planning instruments and policies that apply to the property. The Biodiversity Values Map has been included on the ePlanning viewer, and the report for properties on the Biodiversity Values Map will note that a Biodiversity Development Assessment Report maybe required for development proposals on these properties.

It should be noted that it takes a few days for Biodiversity Values Map updates to appear in the ePlanning viewer. The Biodiversity Values Map and Threshold (BMAT) Tool should be used to view the current Biodiversity Values Map data.

See the Guide on how to view the Biodiversity Values Map on the ePlanning spatial viewer for more information.

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