NSW DPI Forest Research & Policy works to ensure that NSW has a competitive forest industry underpinned by forest resources that are accessible, healthy, bio-secure and sustainably managed.
Plantation forestry involves planting trees which may be managed for commercial timber production or environmental purposes. Plantation establishment and management operations on both Crown land (including state forests) and freehold land are regulated and supported by the department.
Regulation occurs through:
All new plantations (except for plantations of less than 30 hectares which do not otherwise require development approval) must be authorised prior to their establishment. In addition, any existing unauthorised plantations are required to be authorised prior to commencement of forestry operations in excess of 30 hectares.
Plantation officers provide support and advice to the industry, both during the authorisation process and at other times. The authorisation process involves:
Auditing is undertaken in accordance with the forest compliance and auditing policy.
Contact NSW DPI Forest Research & Policy for advice on new plantations.
|Brendan George||Leader Forest Policy and Plantations||02 6763 3002|
|Nick Myer||Senior Plantation Officer||02 6051 7711|
|James Crooks||Plantation Officer||02 4877 3208|
|Brendan Groom||Plantation Officer||02 6650 3126|
|Johanna Kempff||Plantation Officer||02 6626 1105|