The NSW and Commonwealth Governments have commenced work to extend Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) across NSW. RFAs are 20-year plans between State and Commonwealth Governments for the sustainable management and conservation of Australia’s native forests.
There are three Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) in NSW: Eden (expiring on 26 August 2019); North East (expiring on 31 March 2020); and Southern (expiring on 24 April 2021).
As part of the extension of these RFAs, the NSW Government is seeking comment on the a draft set of principles that will underpin the style and content of the amended Agreements. This consultation coincides with a review being undertaken on how we are tracking in implementing the existing RFAs.
This provides our stakeholders with a full picture on how we are performing in implementing the existing agreements, while at the same time what the future holds for these agreements, and how we can learn from our experience over the past 20 years.
The NSW Government is committed to working closely with all parties in getting the balance right in the long term management of our forestry resources.
The public are invited to provide their views on the renewal of the NSW RFAs. Submissions can be made by the following options:
Make a submission via the online form below
You can email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions sent by email or post must include a completed cover sheet.
All submissions will be treated as public documents and be published on the NSW DPI website. If you do not want your personal details displayed on the website please indicate that on your submission cover sheet or when completing the form below.
Submissions must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 12 March 2018.