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