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Repealed - Sydney Regional Environmental Plan (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005

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SREP (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005


This is a repealed State Environmental Planning Policy and has been superseded by the State Environmental Planning Policy (Biodiversity & Conservation) 2021 as part of the Department's initiative to consolidate State Environmental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:

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This historical record represents Strategic Foreshore Sites Points,Heritage,Critical Habitat Area,Wetlands Protection Area,Special Purposes (Boat Repair Facilities and Commercial Marinas),Strategic Harbour Foreshore Sites,Foreshores and Waterways Area Boundary,Sydney Harbour Catchment, Zoning in Sydney Regional Environmental Plan (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005

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Data quality statement for Sydney Regional Environmental Plan (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005

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(1) This plan has the following aims with respect to the Sydney Harbour Catchment:(a) to ensure that the catchment, foreshores, waterways and islands of Sydney Harbour are recognised, protected, enhanced and maintained:(i) as an outstanding natural asset, and (ii) as a public asset of national and heritage significance, for existing and future generations,(b) to ensure a healthy, sustainable environment on land and water,(c) to achieve a high quality and ecologically sustainable urban environment,(d) to ensure a prosperous working harbour and an effective transport corridor,(e) to encourage a culturally rich and vibrant place for people,(f) to ensure accessibility to and along Sydney Harbour and its foreshores,(g) to ensure the protection, maintenance and rehabilitation of watercourses, wetlands, riparian lands, remnant vegetation and ecological connectivity,(h) to provide a consolidated, simplified and updated legislative framework for future planning.(2) For the purpose of enabling these aims to be achieved in relation to the Foreshores and Waterways Area, this plan adopts the following principles:(a) Sydney Harbour is to be recognised as a public resource, owned by the public, to be protected for the public good,(b) the public good has precedence over the private good whenever and whatever change is proposed for Sydney Harbour or its foreshores,(c) protection of the natural assets of Sydney Harbour has precedence over all other interests.



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This spatial dataset reflects the current planning legislation in NSW in particular the maps and legislation published on the NSW legislation website ( The data production usually occurs in conjunction with the development of the Environmental Planning Instrument (EPI) it is connected to. Original data inputs are produced by Local Government or the Department according to map and data standards developed by the Department and published externally via the website. These data inputs are checked by data and cartographic staff as well as planning staff internally against the map and data standards as well as for accurate content. Once the planning instrument is notified, the input data will be incorporated into the relevant EPI datasets. The quality management processes involved in the data production to this point are routinely screened by internal and external auditors for certification under ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems. At this point the various datasets are then combined into a new normalised data schema to suit the requirements of the online Planning Viewer. This occurs via various automated ETL processes. Although every care is taken in ETL processes to maintain accuracy sometimes differences between inputs and final normalised data can occur.

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This data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence Attribute 'Department of Planning and Environment ' in publications using this data.

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