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Protected plants flora survey trigger map

The ‘flora survey trigger map for clearing protected plants in Queensland’ (flora survey trigger map) identifies ‘high-risk areas’ where endangered, vulnerable or near threatened plants are present or are likely to be present. Under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (the Act) it is an offence to clear protected plants that are ‘in the wild’ unless the clearing is authorised or ‘exempt’—for more information see section 89 of the Act.

You may obtain a copy of the flora survey trigger map for a specific area by entering the details of the area below.

More information is available on the clearing of protected plants, including what exemptions may apply in your circumstances, whether you may need to undertake a flora survey, and whether you may need a protected plants clearing permit.

Request a copy of the flora survey trigger map for a specific area

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Note: Copies of the flora survey trigger map 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@des.qld.gov.au.

Species information

Please note that copies of the flora survey trigger map do not identify species associated with ‘high risk areas’. Some species information may be publicly available, for example via the Queensland Spatial Catalogue, but the department does not provide species information on request. Regardless of whether species information is available for a particular high risk area, clearing plants in a high risk area may require a flora survey and/or clearing permit.

Amendments to the flora survey trigger map

The flora survey trigger map will be reviewed and, if necessary amended, at least once every 12 months to ensure the map reflects the most up-to-date and accurate data available.

You can request to have a high risk area on the flora survey trigger map amended (e.g. removed) for ten years if a flora survey has been undertaken recently (for example within the past 12 months) by a suitably qualified person in accordance with the flora survey guidelines (PDF, 330KB). The suitably qualified person must have certified that they have found no endangered, vulnerable or near threatened plants in the area, nor within 100m of the area. A Request form—Amend a high risk area on the flora survey trigger map (DOCX, 112KB) must be completed and submitted.

Before applying, be aware that amending a high risk area on the flora survey trigger map is not an authority to clear protected plants in that area. More information is available on the clearing of protected plants.

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
31 May 2019
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