Brisbane City Council’s Natural Assets Local Law 2003 helps to protect our city’s natural assets, including bushland areas, wetlands, waterway corridors and trees. All vegetation in wetlands and waterways, as mapped by Brisbane City Council, is protected vegetation. These important areas provide habitat for a unique diversity of flora and fauna. Waterways and wetlands in Brisbane do not always contain permanent water, they can be natural or man-made and may have environments that range from freshwater to salt water. They help capture, store and convey water across the city and also provide important linkages between habitat areas for native wildlife and help maintain water quality.
This mapping does not include all protected vegetation, it only includes the Waterway and Wetland Vegetation category as mapped under the Natural Assets Local Law 2003. Vegetation that has been recently protected (last 6 weeks), vegetation protected by a condition of a development approval, heritage protected vegetation or vegetation protected by a covenant on title is not included in this mapping.
To find out if your property has protected vegetation, including vegetation protected by the Natural Assets Local Law 2003, you can use the Protected Vegetation Online Enquiry Tool to obtain a property report. Further information about Protected Vegetation and the Natural Assets Local Law 2003, including how to apply for a permit, can be found by visiting the Brisbane City Council website and searching 'protected vegetation' or by phoning Council’s Contact Centre on (07) 3403 8888.
This dataset utilises Brisbane City Council's Open Spatial Data website to provide additional features for viewing and downloading the data.
The first resource is in HTML format. The GO TO button will launch our Open Spatial Data website and this will let you preview the data and enable additional download options. The resources labelled GeoJSON, KML and SHP will give you a download of the entire dataset. The ArcGIS GeoServices REST API resource connects to metadata for the layer while the CSV resource will download attribute data in a table.