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RELEASE OF A STATE-WIDE ON-LINE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING TOOL FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
and 2013 UPDATE OF THE PUBLIC REGIONAL FRAMEWORK MAPPING VIEWER
 

WALGA’s Local Biodiversity Program has released an updated version of its two mapping viewers developed to provide easy access to environmental information relevant to land use planning and natural resource management.   

The Environmental Planning Tool (EPT) covers all Local Governments in Western Australia and includes over 70 data layers on environmental attributes, land use and environmental policy. Environmental Consideration Reports can be generated for individual properties, reserves, groups of properties or custom created areas of interest. Local Government Planners and Environmental practitioners as well as state agencies have access to the EPT.   

Use to the EPT is subject to strict terms and conditions and letters advising about specific login details were distributed to Local Governments.  Videos introducing the EPT and demonstrating how to use the EPT are available through the Program’s website: http://lbp.walga.asn.au/Tools/EnvironmentalPlanningTool.aspx  

An updated version of the public mapping viewer also been released. The mapping viewer provides access to the results of local natural area prioritisation mapping for the Perth and Peel regions. The 2013 update is based on 2013 vegetation extent mapping, updates of threatened flora, fauna and ecological communities’ records as well as land use layers.   

To access the Regional Framework Mapping Viewer go to http://lbp.asn.au/index_public.html  

Users will find information about biodiversity values for any selected area, like a local reserve or land proposed for rezoning including for example the area of various vegetation types represented, their retention and protection status, level of relative priority based on over 30 criteria, what environmental policy is relevant or which patches of remnant vegetation contribute to connectivity locally or regionally.   

For more information or to subscribe to the EPT, please contact Environment Policy Manager on (08) 9213 2039 or email to environment@walga.asn.au











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