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

*Positional accuracy* Horizontal accuracy is at 90% of well-defined detail within +/- 50m of true position. *Attribute accuracy* Digital processing may have introduced minor sliver errors. Attribute accuracy is estimated at 99%. For legal confirmation, refer to signed maps held at WTMA. *Citation* Wet Tropics Management Authority (2013). Zoning Scheme of the Wet Tropics Bioregion of Queensland (1998). Wet Tropics Management Authority, Cairns. Data reproduced with permission of Wet Tropics Management Authority

Principal Investigator
Wet Tropics Management Authority
Point Of Contact
Wet Tropics Management Authority wtma.records@epa.qld.gov.au

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  • This dataset was made available to the eAtlas from WTMA under a restrictive non-commercial license. This license has restrictions to: a) not make the data available to a third party by sale or otherwise; and b) not sell products derived from the data; and c) not use the data to cause substantial distortion to normal competitive arrangements; and d) not use the data to derive income or gain a financial return. The full license is stored with the datasets. Base data/Data reproduced with permission of Wet Tropics Management Authority.