Map of referable wetlands
The map of referable wetlands identifies the location of wetland protection areas (WPA) in Great Barrier Reef catchments.
To obtain a map of wetlands for a property complete the map of referable wetlands request form on the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) website.
Spatial data sets are available for wetland protection and management areas at the Queensland Government Information Service.
EHP can supply local government area maps of the wetland protection areas on CD at no cost. Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concurrence agency and assessment manager role – wetland protection areas
EHP is a concurrence agency or assessment manager for development applications involving high impact earthworks and within WPAs on the map of referable wetlands.
A map of Great Barrier Reef catchments can be downloaded that identifies the catchments where the SPP 4/11 applies.
Development requiring referral to, or assessment by, EHP is listed in schedules 3 and 7 of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009.
High impact earthworks associated with, or that will be a consequence of, are:
- operational work under schedule 3, part 1, table 4, item 10
- reconfiguring a lot under schedule 7, table 2, item 43A
- material change of use under schedule 7, table 2, item 21A.
Some development is exempt from referral or assessment under this Regulation. For more information refer to the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009.
Map of referable wetlands amendments
An applicant can request a map amendment to a WPA if it is associated with a development application. The map amendment request must be supported by evidence that includes accurate information indicating the extent, or hydrological type of the wetland, or demonstrating that the wetland is not of high ecological significance, having reference to the environmental values for wetlands declared under the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.
When preparing to lodge an application that may include a map amendment request, the applicant should contact their EHP regional office to discuss their development proposal and for further guidance on the information requirements for an amendment request.
For further information on the wetland mapping amendment process during a development application, please contact your local EHP office or phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68).
Amendments will not appear in the map of referable wetlands until the next version release of map of referable wetlands. In the interim, you can view the individual amendments.
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