Repealed - State Environmental Planning Policy No 19-Bushland in Urban Areas

This is a repealed State Environmental Planning Policy and has been superseded by the State Environmental Planning Policy (Biodiversity & Conservation) 2021 as part of the Department's initiative to consolidate State Environmental Planning Policies to simplify and provide certainty to the planning system.

Click here to go to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Biodiversity & Conservation) 2021 Open Data page:

Go to the following link to find out more about the new consolidated SEPPs:

This historical record represents Bushland in Urban Areas for State Environmental Planning Policy.

Organisation: Department of Planning and Environment

The Department of Planning and Environment exists to make people's lives better by making NSW a great place to live and work. Read more

Data and Resources

Please email to request access to this dataset. A DPE representative will be in contact with you shortly, usually within 2 business days, with instruction on accessing the dataset. There may be a requirement to negotiate a data licence agreement.

Additional Info

Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Dataset
Alternative Title SEPP No 19-Bushland in Urban Areas
Edition 1
Purpose (1) The general aim of this Policy is to protect and preserve bushland within the urban areas referred to in Schedule 1 because of:(a) its value to the community as part of the natural heritage,(b) its aesthetic value, and (c) its value as a recreational, educational and scientific resource.(2) The specific aims of this policy are:(a) to protect the remnants of plant communities which were once characteristic of land now within an urban area,(b) to retain bushland in parcels of a size and configuration which will enable the existing plant and animal communities to survive in the long term,(c) to protect rare and endangered flora and fauna species,(d) to protect habitats for native flora and fauna,(e) to protect wildlife corridors and vegetation links with other nearby bushland,(f) to protect bushland as a natural stabiliser of the soil surface,(g) to protect bushland for its scenic values, and to retain the unique visual identity of the landscape,(h) to protect significant geological features,(i) to protect existing landforms, such as natural drainage lines, watercourses and foreshores,(j) to protect archaeological relics,(k) to protect the recreational potential of bushland,(l) to protect the educational potential of bushland,(m) to maintain bushland in locations which are readily accessible to the community, and (n) to promote the management of bushland in a manner which protects and enhances the quality of the bushland and facilitates public enjoyment of the bushland compatible with its conservation.
Update Frequency Not planned
OEH Service DPE Service
Equivalent Scale 320000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
Geospatial Coverage

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2018-03-23
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Landing page
Legal Disclaimer Read
Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2018"