The vegetation management framework is supported by a number of maps which show vegetation categories and the boundaries of these categories on properties. These maps will help you identify what areas you can and can't clear.
We also provide property reports to give you information about what kind of vegetation is located on your property. We recommend landholders access these maps and reports before undertaking any vegetation clearing activities.
This guide explains the different maps, how to access them and how to access a property report.
Before undertaking any vegetation clearing activities, you should view a vegetation management report for your property.
You can request a free vegetation management report which includes property information and maps to help you identify the type of vegetation on your property, the requirements of vegetation clearing and other laws that may apply. The report will be emailed to you as a PDF, free of charge.
The report includes the following maps:
The protected plants flora survey trigger map and the koala habitat areas and koala priority areas map do not form part of the vegetation management framework but are included to assist landholders in understanding other features on their property. For more information on these maps, contact the Department of Environment and Science.
The regulated vegetation management maps and the vegetation management supporting map can also be viewed through Queensland Globe. After you’ve accessed the Globe:
Read more about using the Queensland Globe.
The vegetation management framework is supported by a number of maps. However, there are 3 main maps that are used to identify vegetation and areas of land that can or cannot be cleared:
The regulated vegetation management map and the vegetation management supporting map are generally updated annually. These updates use the latest high-resolution satellite imagery and scientific data to ensure continuous improvement and accuracy in the vegetation mapping.
Areas that have a PMAV applied are not affected by changes to the regulated vegetation management map.
Vegetation management maps show the different vegetation categories on your property. On the map, the categories are shown as different colours.
Below is an example of a regulated vegetation management map. The table explains what the different colours on the map refer to. Note, these categories will also be present on a property map of assessable vegetation (PMAV).
|Category||Colour on map||Areas covered|
Remnant vegetation areas. This is vegetation:
High-value regrowth vegetation areas. This is vegetation that is located:
Relevant clearing activities means:
|R||Yellow||Areas within 50m of a watercourse or drainage feature in all Great Barrier Reef catchments|
|X||White||Vegetation that is not mapped as a category A area, category B area, category C area or a category R area|
Below is an example of a vegetation management supporting map. This map provides additional information such as the conservation class of the regional ecosystems, location of wetlands, essential habitat and watercourses on your property.
The table below explains what the different colours on the map refer to.
|Category||Colour on map||Description|
|A or B area containing endangered regional ecosystems||Pink||
Endangered status means:
|C or R area containing endangered regional ecosystems||Light pink|
|A or B area containing of concern regional ecosystems||Orange||
Of concern class means:
|C or R area containing of concern regional ecosystems||Light orange|
|A or B area that is a least concern regional ecosystem||Green||Least concern class means remnant/regrowth vegetation is over 30% of its pre-clearing extent across the bioregion, and the remnant/regrowth area is greater than 10,000 hectares|
|C or R area that is a least concern regional ecosystem||Light green|
|Wetlands||Green hatching||Wetlands that are shown on the vegetation management wetland map|
|Essential habitat||Blue hatching||Essential habitat identifies the habitat of endangered, vulnerable or near-threatened wildlife (protected wildlife) prescribed under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. Also defined under section 20AC of the Vegetation Management Act.|
|Watercourse and drainage features||Blue line||Watercourse and drainage features shown on the vegetation management watercourse and drainage feature map|
A property map of assessable vegetation (PMAV) is a property-scale map that shows the boundaries of vegetation categories on the property. Some properties already have a PMAV, but if your property doesn't have one you can apply for one.
Once a PMAV is certified, it replaces the regulated vegetation management map for determining the location and extent of the different areas of vegetation.
To confirm if a PMAV exists on a lot, landholders or potential buyers should request a property report or contact the Department of Resources.
After viewing the regulated vegetation management map for your property, you may wish to apply for a PMAV to be created to:
In these instances, a PMAV is made through agreement between you and the Queensland Government.
We may place a PMAV over an area of land for other reasons, for example to allow an area to regenerate when it has been unlawfully cleared or to protect an offset area until it has reached remnant status.
Complete the application for a property map of assessable vegetation (PDF, 304KB). Note: An application fee of Fee 6819 applies. We have prepared a PMAV application guide (PDF, 995KB) which provides guidance to landholders and consultants on information to include with your application.
Your application must also contain a map showing the proposed vegetation boundaries and categories. If required, you will also need to provide information to demonstrate that the proposed boundaries are inaccurate. The application form provides details of requirements.
We will check that the application form has been completed correctly and the fee has been paid. If there are any issues with your application, we will contact you. Once we have all of the mandatory information we will certify the PMAV and send it to you.
We will assess your application using the information you supplied, as well as imagery and any other relevant data available to us. If we need extra information, we will contact you.
The department has prepared the following guide to assist you when preparing a PMAV application to modify category C areas:
After we have considered all available information, we will send you a draft PMAV or certified PMAV, depending on whether all of the changes requested in your application have been made. If proposed changes have not been made, we will provide you with information detailing the reasons behind our decision and offer you the opportunity to supply additional information.
If you are not satisfied with our decision, you can apply for an internal review (PDF, 226KB).
Property reports and vegetation mapping, 07 Dec 2021, [https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/management/vegetation/maps]
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