Welcome to the beta version of the new web browser version of the Environmental Planning Tool. In order to keep up with changes in the way people use and interact with data a brand new pure Web 2.0 EPT has been developed. It will suit casual uses of the EPT where you may want to quickly look up some environmental and planning information in an area without the necessity of downloading a desktop application. New functions are being rapidly developed for the Web EPT. Keep watching this space.

The web browser EPT verion operates without requiring the Java plug-in and will run in any modern web browser. However, it contains less features than the old Java plug-in version due to limitations of the web browser environment. To access the full capabilities of the EPT, consider using the desktop version available for PCs and Macs.

The old Java applet version of the EPT is no longer supported.

This website was established to enable viewing of a spatial model representing the Regional Framework for Local Biodiversity Conservation Priorities for Perth and Peel.

In 2013-2014, the data coverage for many data layers was extended to the whole Western Australia and new functionality to assist with natural area management planning, monitoring and communication with other users and is now known as the Environmental Planning Tool Public Version.


  • Instant reporting functionality allowing desktop assessment at property or reserve, groups of properties, structure plan area levels or for any area of interest;
  • An easy guide for interpreting the information;
  • Regional context for local decisions, including results of various natural area prioritization studies;
  • Range of tools for natural area management and monitoring, including ability to download GPS coordinates;
  • Tools allowing information exchange among users as project files or as GIS files compatible with commercial GIS software packages.


  • Quickly collate desktop assessment information at property, reserve, subdivision, structure plan level or any area of interest;
  • Inform Local Natural Area prioritisation conservation planning;
  • Inform strategic and statutory land use planning;
  • Natural area management planning and monitoring;
  • Design and plan for restoration of reserves and ecological linkages;
  • And any other activity requiring consideration of environmental matters.


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Environmental Planning Tool Public Version

Terms and Conditions of Use

The Environmental Planning Tool Public Version provides access to spatial layers developed as part of the natural area modelling undertaken for the Regional framework for Local Biodiversity Conservation priorities for Perth and Peel project. The Mapping Viewer provides free access to these layers and other relevant environmental and environmental policy layers from various sources. If you wish to access the Information you must first read the following conditions:

1. Use of Information

The information on this website has been provided by various Government Departments or custodians ("Contributors") and is provided for use only in accordance with these conditions and subject to the terms of strict licence agreements ("Licence Agreements") between the Western Australia Local Government Association ("WALGA") and the Contributors. The information provided through this website is made available on the basis that the users will be responsible for making their own assessment on the information or data presented. The information is provided free of charge to anyone, as long as it is not on-sold or rebadged without written permission of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA).

2. Nature and Accuracy of the Information

The Information contained in this website is not professional advice and is presented as a guide only. Neither WALGA nor the Contributors guarantee that the Information is accurate, correct or up to date. The Information on this website has been compiled from a variety of different sources and provided by a number of different Contributors and is subject to change from time to time without notice. Users must take account of this fact when assessing and using the Information. Anyone intending to rely on any of the Information on this website should verify the information independently, including contacting the Contributor by making contact with the contacts provided in the Metadata Statement for each dataset used by this website.

3. Waiver and Indemnity

As a condition of viewing the Information contained on this website you waive and release WALGA and the Contributor from any claims related to the use of or reliance upon the Information obtained from this website. Neither WALGA nor the Contributors will accept any liability however arising, including liability for negligence, or for any loss resulting from the use of or reliance upon the Information on this website.

4. Copyright and Intellectual Property

The Information and the data sources within this website have been obtained under licence from the Contributors. You agree that intellectual property rights over and in respect of the Information will at all times remain with the Contributor or WALGA as the case may be. Subject to the Conditions you are entitled to use the Information but you do not acquire any rights of ownership to the Information. Information in the manner it appears on this website is copyright. Subject to any applicable legislation, these Conditions and the Licence Agreements, the Information may only be used, copied or otherwise reproduced, printed, or stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by users on the understanding and by the user agreeing that at all times copyright in the material on this website remains with the WALGA and the Contributors as the case may be. If you use Information on this website then you must cite this website as being the source of the Information and acknowledge the Contributors copyright in the Information.