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On 25 August 2017, new legislative arrangements commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on the EPA's website and any publications may now be outdated. These documents will be progressively updated by the EPA to ensure current legislative arrangements are reflected. More detail about changes can be found here.
Guidelines relevant to private native
forestry can be downloaded from the links below. In addition, the EPA’s threatened ecological communities
mapping project produced detailed technical reports of 18 TECs in
coastal forests, which can be used to assist identification in the field.
Under the Private Native Forestry Code of Practice (the Code), the EPA’s
Chief Environmental Regulator can approve ecological harvesting plans (EHPs),
which is required when harvesting operations are proposed in EECs. However, EHPs are not granted in any circumstances where the EEC is also considered an
exclusion zone under the Code.
The prescriptions of an EHP are in addition to the conditions set by the Code.