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Title

NSW Koala Habitat Information Base

Abstract

The statewide Koala Habitat Information Base has been developed as part of the NSW Koala Strategy. It delivers the best available state-wide spatial data on koala habitat, likelihood, koala preferred trees and koala sightings for NSW.

It will be an important resource to assist government agencies, local councils and private land holders with koala conservation decisions.

It will help to prioritise the establishment of new koala reserves and private land conservation agreements to protect koala habitat, ensure local actions are based on the best available information, and improve the management of threats and disease.

The Koala Habitat Information Base is not a regulatory instrument, meaning that the data layers do not categorise land for regulatory purposes. It does provide the best available scientific information to support decision makers, rehabilitators, land managers and community members involved in koala conservation.

The Koala Habitat Information Base comprises several layers of spatial information, including:

  • Koala Habitat Suitability Model (KHSM) – the probability of finding koala habitat at any location

  • Koala Tree Suitability Index (KTSI) – the probability of finding a tree species that koalas are known to use for food or shelter

  • Koala Likelihood Map (KLM) including a confidence layer – predicts the likelihood of finding a koala at a location

  • Areas of Regional Koala Significance (ARKS) – identifies key koala populations and management areas with potential for long-term viability as well as priority threats to key koala populations.

  • Native vegetation of NSW – this is a high-resolution model of native tree cover and water bodies

  • All koala sightings recorded in NSW Bionet

All Koala Habitat Information Base datasets are available for download at the links below under 'Dataset relationship'.

For further information on the data layers and their development, please see the Koala Habitat Information Base Technical Guide. Also available for download from Data and resources below.

Resource locator

Data Quality Statement

Name: Data Quality Statement

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Data quality statement for Koala Habitat Information Base

Function: download

Koala Habitat Information Base Technical Guide

Name: Koala Habitat Information Base Technical Guide

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Description:

Technical Guide

Function: download

Unique resource identifier

Code

463fdf9e-7e38-40eb-b8a7-aaa145350657

Presentation form

Image digital

Edition

1.0

Dataset language

English

Metadata standard

Name

ISO 19115

Edition

2016

Dataset URI

https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/opendata/dataset/463fdf9e-7e38-40eb-b8a7-aaa145350657

Purpose

The Koala Habitat Information Base can help prioritise the establishment of new koala reserves and private land conservation agreements, ensure local actions are based on the best available information, and improve the management of threats and disease. It will be an important resource to assist government agencies, local councils and private land holders with koala conservation decisions. The Koala Habitat Information Base is not a regulatory instrument, meaning the data layers do not categorise land for regulatory purposes. It does provide the best available scientific information to support decision makers, rehabilitators, land managers and community members involved in koala conservation.

Status

Completed

Spatial representation type

grid

Spatial reference system

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Spatial resolution

10 m

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

biota

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

FAUNA-Native

ECOLOGY-Habitat

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

NSW Place Name

NSW

Vertical extent information

Minimum value

-100

Maximum value

2228

Coordinate reference system

Authority code

urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::

Code identifying the coordinate reference system

5711

Temporal extent

Begin position

1979-01-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

Unknown

Contact info

Organisation name

Department of Planning and Environment

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Quality and validity

Field Value

Lineage

The Koala Habitat Information Base is a collection of raster and vector data sets that help to describe koala habitat across NSW. Please see the Technical Guide available for download for lineage information.

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Constraint set

Use constraints

This data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 Attribute 'Department of Planning and Environment ' in publications using this data.

Limitations on public access

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning and Environment

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Field Value

Metadata point of contact

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning and Environment

Responsible party role

distributor

Metadata date

2022-06-02T00:38:46.224622

Metadata language