Detailed, local scale vegetation community description and mapping is a very important tool for conservation management, strategic planning and development assessment. The Great Lakes Local Government area contains a diverse range of natural vegetation communities. The protection and management of these communities is a shared responsibility of Council, other agencies and the regions' landholders.
Council is in the process of preparing local scale vegetation mapping. This work is time-consuming and intensive, with the current target areas for detailed vegetation mapping currently focussed on Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens and the Wallis Lake Wetlands.
Council is also working collaboratively with the Hunter Councils Environment Division with regard to regional vegetation mapping. When map products and reports become available, they will be presented on this website and made available to the public. In time, when sufficient data has been collated, a Vegetation Strategy for the Great Lakes area will be produced and adopted.