Proposed Forestry Regulation 2022

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The Forestry Regulation 2012 (the Regulation) is the main legislation supporting the implementation of the Forestry Act 2012 (the Forestry Act) to ensure that the management of State forests are sustainable and for the greatest well-being of the community today and in the future. Copies of the Forestry Act and the Forestry Regulation 2012 are available online at

Under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989, the Regulation will lapse on 1 September 2022 unless it is remade.

Regulatory Impact Statement

A Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIS) has been prepared to consider the impacts, benefits and costs of allowing the Regulation to lapse versus three further options. The fourth option is to remake the regulation with amendments. This is the proposed Forestry Regulation 2022 (the proposed Regulation).

Have your say!

Interested organisations and individuals are invited to provide submissions on the proposed Regulation.

To view the RIS and the proposed Regulation, press the following links or make a request via email to

A public consultation period will commence on 10 June 2022.

The closing date for submissions is 1 July 2022, 11:59PM.

How to have your say!

Submissions can be made via email to,

or via mail to:

Submissions: proposed Forestry Regulation 2022
Group Director, Forestry Policy, Research & Development
Forestry and Land Reform,
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Locked bag 21, Orange NSW 2800

Matters covered by the Forestry Act are not covered by this consultation process. Only comments relating to the proposed Regulation will be considered.

There is no set format for submissions; however, short comments that refer to the part or clause of the proposed Regulation are encouraged. Not all comments may be incorporated into the final regulation.

What will the government do with your submission?

Please note that submissions will be made public, subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. The NSW Department of Primary Industries will consider any requests for submissions to be treated on a Confidential basis.

The Department of Primary Industries will review all submissions that are received by the closing date and consider the issues raised. The Minister for Agriculture is required to consider submissions and actions arising from the submissions. A copy of all submissions will be provided to the Legislation Review Committee of the NSW Parliament with the final version of the Forestry Regulation 2022.

The proposed Regulation may be amended following consideration of any issues or comments made in the submissions. Once finalised, the proposed Regulation will be submitted to the Governor for approval. The finalised regulation will be published on the official NSW Government website for online publication of legislation at