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Property reports and vegetation mapping

Vegetation categories

Vegetation management maps show the different vegetation categories on your property. On the map, the categories are shown as different colours.

Categories on the regulated vegetation management maps and PMAVs

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).

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Example of a regulated vegetation management map
Category Colour on map Areas covered
A Red
  • Compliance areas
  • Environmental offset areas
  • Declared areas
B Dark blue Remnant vegetation areas. This is vegetation:
  • that is:
    • an endangered regional ecosystem
    • an of concern regional ecosystem
      or
    • a least concern regional ecosystem.
  • forming the predominant canopy of the vegetation:
    • covering more than 50% of the undisturbed predominant canopy
    • averaging more than 70% of the vegetation's undisturbed height
      and
    • composed of species characteristics of the vegetation's undisturbed predominant canopy
C Light blue High-value regrowth vegetation areas. This is vegetation that is located:
  • on freehold land, indigenous land or land subject of a lease issued under the Land Act 1994 for agriculture or grazing purposes or an occupation licence under that Act
  • in an area that has not been cleared (other than for relevant clearing activities) for at least 15 years, if the area is:
    • an endangered regional ecosystem
    • an of concern regional ecosystem, or
    • a least concern regional ecosystem

Relevant clearing activities means:

  • fodder harvesting
  • managing thickened vegetation
  • clearing of encroachment
  • controlling non-native plants or declared pests
  • necessary environmental clearing, or
  • managing, felling and removing trees for an ongoing forestry business
R Yellow Areas within 50m of a watercourse or drainage feature in all Great Barrier Reef catchments (JPG, 354 KB)  
X White Vegetation that is not mapped as a category A area, category B area, category C area or a category R area

Categories shown on the vegetation management supporting map

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.

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Example of a vegetation management supporting map
Category Colour on mapDescription
A or B area containing endangered regional ecosystems Pink Endangered status means:
  • the area of remnant/regrowth vegetation is less than 10% of the pre-clearing extent of   the RE
    or
  • the area of remnant/regrowth vegetation is 10–30% of the pre-clearing extent of the RE, and less than 10,000 hectares
C or R area containing endangered regional ecosystems Light pink
A or B area containing of concern regional ecosystems Orange Of concern class means:
  • remnant/regrowth vegetation is 10–30% of its pre-clearing extent across the bioregion
    or
  • more than 30% of its pre-clearing extent remains and the remnant/regrowth extent is less than 10,000 hectares
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 ecosystemLight green
WetlandsGreen hatchingWetlands that are shown on the vegetation management wetland map
Essential habitatBlue hatchingEssential 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 featuresBlue lineWatercourse and drainage features shown on the vegetation management watercourse and drainage feature map

In this guide:

  1. Request a free vegetation management report
  2. Vegetation maps
  3. Vegetation categories
  4. Applying for or correcting a PMAV

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