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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 It should be noted that some references on the EPA's website and any publications may now be outdated.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.
The EPA supplies a map showing areas of old growth forest and rainforest that must not be logged. If landholders disagree with the map’s accuracy, they can ask the EPA for an assessment. The PNF assessment public register (XLS 62KB) provides information on the outcome of each assessment, while protecting personal information.
Area of property assessed
The area of a property being assessed usually includes the
entire property, not just the area proposed for PNF operations or the area
Updated area of PNF old growth forest and PNF rainforest
This area has been confirmed as old growth forest or
rainforest once the assessment has been completed.
The percentage change figure is calculated by comparing the
total area mapped on the property once the assessment is completed and the
indicated area previously mapped.
Note: Cases marked with an asterisk (*) in previous versions
of the register have been deleted because the PNF plan was
incomplete due to
- the old growth and rainforest assessment being still
- the PNF plan still being finalised
- the applicant not finalising the PNF plan
- the property being sold before the PNF plan was