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Growing knowledge with NSW environmental data.

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What is the SEED initiative?

SEED is the NSW Government’s central resource for Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data. It was developed for the NSW community in a collaborative effort between government agencies to provide an accessible and reliable platform for environmental data.

Find out more about SEED

Most Recent Datasets

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12 Dec 2022
Department of Planning and Environment

__Current Extent__...

Extant, Map, NSW, Native Vegetation, PCT, SVTM, pre-clearing, vegeation class, vegetation formation
28 Aug 2023
Department of Planning and Environment

The Biodiversity Values Map (BV Map) identifies land with high biodiversity value that is particularly sensitive to impacts from development and clearing.

BV Map, Biodiversity, Environmental Planning
16 May 2022
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

_PLEASE NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by NSW Landuse 2017 v1.2

ACLUM, ACLUMP, Agriculture, Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Program, Biosecurity, Cropping, Environment, Forestry, Horticulture, Intensive Agriculture, Land Management, Land Use, Landuse, Modelling, Planning, Plantation, Spatial Modelling, Statewide, Strategic Agricultural Land, Strategic Planning

Get the most out of SEED

Popular Tools and Resources

To get the most out of SEED, we also provide tools and resources to help you access and use environmental data.

Miners and Explorers Map

See environmental map layers in NSW to assist in avoiding environmentally sensitive areas when planning exploration and mining projects.

Water Data

See a list of datasets from the Department of Planning and Environment – Water

Bushfire-related Datasets

See the collection of datasets and analyses of NSW biodiversity and landscape to understand the broad environmental effects of the extraordinary fire events of 2019–20. This information supports fire research and recovery efforts.

Koala Habitat Information Base

See the state-wide Koala Habitat Information Base that has been developed as part of the NSW Koala Strategy. These datasets deliver the best available state-wide spatial data on koala habitat, likelihood, koala preferred trees and koala sightings for NSW. [Image: Scott Herrington/DPIE]

Coal Seam Gas Boreholes

See the location and details of CSG boreholes across NSW, including the depth and when each was drilled.

Soil and Land Information

See soil information for NSW using the eSPADE information system. View profile, landscape and mapping products, such as soil type, land and soil capability, soil fertility, land use, soil landscape maps and acid sulfate risk maps.

Working together to provide environmental data you can trust

Our Data Partners

Department of Planning and Environment

Department of Planning and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

NSW Environment Protection Authority

NSW Government Spatial Services

NSW Government Spatial Services



Australian Museum

Australian Museum