The guideline and summary provide details on the contents of a bioregional plan, briefly a bioregional plan should include:
- Part A: Introduction and objectives, including details of the bioregion boundary.
- Part B: Biodiversity profile of the region, highlighting its biodiversity significance, and descriptions of the biodiversity features shown on the map.
- Part C: Map of critical biodiversity areas, based on a systematic biodiversity plan.
- Part D: Guidelines for land-use planning and decision making, linked to the critical biodiversity areas on the map.
- Part E: Other measures for effective management of biodiversity in the area, where necessary.
- Part F: Instructions for how the plan must be monitored, reviewed and updated, and how its implementation must be assessed.
- Part G: GIS files for the map of critical biodiversity areas and any other maps included in the bioregional plan.