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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.

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Most Recent Datasets

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14 Nov 2022
Department of Planning and Environment

This contains the latest data displayed on the Greater Sydney Urban Development Program dashboard as it is updated each quarter. Please go to the specific resource to download the appropriate data.

Approvals, Completions, Greater Sydney, Housing, Monitoring
19 Oct 2022
Department of Planning and Environment

Fire severity is a metric of the loss of biomass caused by fire.

Biodiversity Assessment, Burnt Area, Burnt Areas, Canopy, Environment, Fire Severity, Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation, Refugia, Rehabilitation, Wildfires
10 Nov 2022
Department of Planning and Environment

The NSW Koala Strategy identifies 50 koala populations in New South Wales based on the Areas of Regional Koala Significance (ARKS) identified by the NSW Government (DPIE 2020), noting that koalas are ...

habitat, koala, population

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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.

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Department of Planning and Environment

Department of Planning and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

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NSW Government Spatial Services



Australian Museum

Australian Museum