This dataset contains line features depicting road classification within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. There are five categories of roads in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area roads where motor vehicle use is allowed by the public. These are as follows:
1. State-controlled road: roads which form part of the State’s road network.
2. Community access road: significant roads for local community transport.
3. Presentation road: roads which provide opportunities for presentation of the WHA
4. Presentation (restricted) road: presentation roads where a permit is required for use of a motor vehicle.
5. Management road: roads to provide access for management and research purposes. General public use of these roads is not considered appropriate.
Refer to http://www.wettropics.gov.au/site/user-assets/docs/MotorVehicleAccess.pdf and http://www.wettropics.gov.au/site/user-assets/docs/s62_08motorvehiclesupdate.pdf for additional information.
Wet Tropics road classifications only affect access by motorised vehicles. They do not affect access by mountain bike, horse or pedestrian traffic as these activities are not regulated under the Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998. However, other legislation may affect such use in the World Heritage Area.
Roads which provide access to private land in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (defined as ‘lawful access roads’ under the Plan) are not depicted on these maps.
The original information was derived primarily from 1:50,000 topographic maps. This was augmented using local knowledge and aerial photography. Main roads data was replaced using GPS fixed centrelines supplied by the Queensland Government.
Refer to source data as shown in attribute table.
Attributes which are directly relevant to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area have a 100% accuracy. These include information in the PlanClass98, Legend and InWha fields. The remaining fields - Source, Name, Standard, CurrentUse, Formation, WidthApprox - are indicative only.
The dataset is complete within the World Heritage Area. An incomplete set of roads are shown outside the World Heritage Area.
Wet Tropics Management Authority (2013). Plan roads of the Wet Tropics Bioregion of Queensland. Wet Tropics Management Authority, Cairns.
/Base data/Data reproduced with permission of Wet Tropics Management Authority/
This metadata was prepared for the e-Atlas and is not authoritative. Please contact the Wet Tropics Management Authority for an authoritative record.