Plant community type data (archived 15 June 2022)
The revised Plant Community Types (PCT) master list (version C1.1) was released in BioNet on 24 June 2022. This spreadsheet contains a copy of the PCT data held in BioNet before 15 June 2022.
Application of the revised PCT classification (version C1.1) to the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) and Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) is delayed for at least 6 months after the public release to allow stakeholders to become familiar with the new scientific data in BioNet.
Accredited assessors require access to archived PCT data until the revised PCT classification is operationalised in the BAM Calculator and the transitional arrangements have ended. This spreadsheet is intended for use primarily by BOS accredited assessors to look up PCTs to facilitate the completion of BAM assessments commenced before the BAM Calculator update.
This archive will be removed following application of the revised PCT classification (version C1.1) to the BOS and BAM Calculator.
Over-cleared Vegetation Types (archived 17 August 2017)
BioMetric and Threatened Species Profiles datasets were originally defined under the repealed Native Vegetation Act 2003 and the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology.
Over-cleared vegetation types, otherwise known as BioMetric Vegetation Types (BVT), were a list of vegetation communities that occurred within each NSW catchment management authority (CMA) region.
BioMetric Vegetation Types were retired from the BioNet Vegetation Classification (previously known as VIS Classification) on 21 August 2017 and replaced with Plant Community Types (PCTs) for the commencement of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Reasons for this change include:
- to simplify the NSW vegetation classification system
- to facilitate development of quantitative PCTs and seamless statewide Plant Community Type mapping.