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The Native Vegetation Act 2003 and the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 were repealed on 25 August 2017. For information on the new arrangements for managing native vegetation, visit the Land Management website.

The Office of Environment and Heritage invests significantly in science to support the NSW native vegetation management framework. This includes maintaining the following 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 New South Wales. 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. VIS is accessed through BioNet.

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. SALIS includes both physical and chemical soil data as well as map data, reports and images.

Native plants and animals

BioNet is a database that captures information about the plants and animals of New South Wales. BioNet 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.
The Saving our Species program sets out threatened species management plans for species across New South Wales and provides targeted conservation projects that specify the actions required to save specific species at a management site.

Legislation and policy

Detailed information about the legislative framework for the management of native vegetation in New South Wales can be found at:

Reports and other publications

The Office of Environment and Heritage has compiled a collection of information about native vegetation management in New South Wales. This includes:

Page last updated: 17 August 2018