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Protected plants flora survey trigger map

The protected plants flora survey trigger map shows high risk areas for protected plants and is used to help determine flora survey and clearing permit requirements for a particular location. High risk areas represent areas where endangered, vulnerable or near threatened plants are known to exist or are likely to exist. Clearing in high risk may require a flora survey and/or clearing permit.

Maps will be sent as PDF files to the email address you nominate in the request form. The scale of a map will vary according to the size of the property or area requested. For the best print resolution the map should be printed at A4 size.

If you have any problems using this service, please email palm@ehp.qld.gov.au.

Further information is available on protected plants.

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About the protected plants flora survey trigger map

Clearing in a high risk area may require a flora survey and/or a clearing permit.

You must keep a copy of the high risk area map for the area subject to clearing as part of the clearing requirements or to show you are eligible for certain clearing exemptions.

With some exceptions for certain activities, maps are valid for 12 months from the date of request. After 12 months, you need to obtain a new protected plants flora survey trigger map to determine clearing requirements for your area of interest.

Updates to the data informing the flora survey trigger map

The flora survey trigger map will be reviewed, and updated if necessary, at least every 12 months. The map may also be further reviewed or amended at any time.

The timing of an update to the map may be influenced by external factors and therefore cannot be determined for future updates. Any future updates will be made to ensure the map reflects the most up-to-date and accurate data on protected plants.

Information on species that have caused an area to be mapped as high risk

As the flora survey trigger map and the supporting data do not identify the individual species present, the department cannot provide external information identifying what species of protected plants have caused a particular area to be mapped as high risk as the flora survey trigger map and the supporting data do not identify the individual species present.

Information on EVNT species present in the area should be determined by the applicant through the flora survey process and included in a flora survey report.

Last updated
23 December 2016