17/02/2015 - Name changes made to two Threatened Native Vegetation Communities
A Ministerial Order that amended the names of two Threatened Native Vegetation Communities listed on Schedule 3A of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 was published in the Government Gazette during February. The amendments can be seen at:
Tasmanian Government Gazette No 21 498
The amendments allow a more accurate description of two Threatened Native Vegetation Communities by:
- Extending the threatened native vegetation community known as the 'Coastal complex on King Island' so that the native vegetation coastal complex on mainland Tasmania is included, and renaming this community as 'Spray zone coastal complex'
- Renaming the threatened native vegetation community known as the 'Heathland on calcarenite' to 'Heathland on calcareous substrates' to better reflect the substrate upon which this community occurs.
The amended Schedule 3A can be viewed on the Tasmanian Legislation web site.
A revised Threatened Native Vegetation Community data set (TNVC 2014) is being prepared by the new Natural Values Conservation Branch's Tasmanian Vegetation Monitoring and Mapping Program (TVMMP). It is anticipated that TNVC 2014 will be available on the DPIPWE web site by mid-March 2015, when we will provide TASVEG subscribers with the relevant links to this information.