Flora Survey Trigger Map
An updated version (version 8) of the Protected Plants Flora Survey Trigger Map for Clearing Protected Plants in Queensland has been released by the State Government. The updated mapping has the effect of varying the ‘High Risk Area’ designation of some properties. The Department of Environment and Science is required to review, and if necessary, update the map at least once every 12 months.
The Flora Survey Trigger Map acts a planning trigger, whereby properties that are mapped as a ‘High Risk Area’ must address the requirements of the Protected Plants regulatory framework under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.
In particular, the requirements of the framework must be addressed prior to vegetation clearing and are distinct from the development approvals process under the Planning Act 2016.
The revised mapping can be accessed as Queensland Globe and the Government’s Protected Plants Flora Survey Trigger Map request website (both links below).