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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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21 Dec 2023
Department of Planning and Environment

__Current Extent__...

Extant, Map, NSW, Native Vegetation, PCT, SVTM, pre-clearing, vegeation class, vegetation formation
17 May 2024
NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

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
07 Jan 2024
Department of Planning and Environment

__PLEASE NOTE:__ This dataset has been superseded by [NSW Landuse 2017 v1.5](

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 on the Water Hub

The Water Hub offers a space for the community to explore information and engage with one another regarding water datasets. The Water Hub is administered by the Water Group in the NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and 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]

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 Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Environment Protection Authority

NSW Environment Protection Authority

NSW Government Spatial Services

NSW Government Spatial Services



Australian Museum

Australian Museum