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Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Zoning Scheme 1998 (WTMA)

This dataset contains polygon features that represent the zoning classification of lands within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. This dataset is a working depiction only.

For legal confirmation, refer to signed maps held at WTMA. The official zoning maps for the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area can be downloaded from http://www.wettropics.gov.au/zoning-maps

The zoning maps are an essential element of the Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998. The zoning maps depict four zones (A, B, C and D), based on distance from disturbance model and catering for community services infrastructure and developed visitor facilities. The zones have different degrees of integrity, different physical and social settings and different management purposes. The zoning scheme allows different types of activities in each zone, in accordance with the management intent and integrity of the zone.

  • Zone A: Land included in zone A has a high degree of integrity and is remote from the disturbances associated with modern technological society.
  • Zone B: High degree of ecological integrity and it is in a natural state but is not necessarily remote from disturbance.
  • Zone C: Land in zone C already contains disturbances, which are often associated with existing community infrastructure.
  • Zone D: Zone D contains lands where there are, or may be, visitor facilities of a well-developed type.

For information about zoning see http://www.wettropics.gov.au/wha-zoning

The Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998, including the zoning is currently under review http://www.wettropics.gov.au/wet-tropics-plan-review

This metadata was prepared for the e-Atlas and is not authoritative. Please contact the Wet Tropics Management Authority for an authoritative record.

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Field Value
Title Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Zoning Scheme 1998 (WTMA)
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/9525ef28-da55-4c4d-8165-a1b59e17fa7a
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
Wet Tropics Management Authority
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[144.707, -19.5], [146.639, -19.5], [146.639, -15.494], [144.707, -15.494], [144.707, -19.5]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Institute of Marine Science CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Wet Tropics Management Authority
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