This polygon spatial dataset describes the Risk to Biodiversity in the Gunn Point Area, north of Darwin in the Northern Territory. The Gunn Point Area covers approximately 71,000 ha. and is defined by the Howard Water Allocation Planning Areas north of Gunn Point Road to the coastline.
Flora surveys were undertaken between July 2018 and March 2019 to locate threatened plants, update species habitat models, and to refine mapping of sensitive and significant vegetation communities. Fauna surveys targeting threatened mammals, owls and frogs were undertaken between June 2018 and February 2019.
The aim of the assessment was to identify biodiversity values to support sustainable development of natural resources and to de-risk investment. The risk to biodiversity classes were developed to assist land use planning and development.
This information is part of the Mapping the Future Project - Gunn Point
This project has identified land capability, water availability and biodiversity values to support land planning and inform development potential over the Gunn Point area. Reports and maps can be viewed from the webpage: https://denr.nt.gov.au/land-resource-management/development-opportunities