The Forestry Act 2012 provides for integrated forestry operations approvals (IFOAs) which integrate the regulatory regimes for environmental planning and assessment, protection of the environment and threatened species conservation.
IFOAs incorporate licence conditions that protect soil, water, and threatened species and their habitats. They also play a key role in the day-to-day planning and activities of the Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW).
Private Native Forestry (PNF) in NSW is regulated under Part 5C of the Forestry Act 2012. Under the Act, PNF operations can only be undertaken with an approved private native forestry plan (PNF plan) and must be in accordance with the PNF Code of Practice.
The NSW Government is developing new legislation to modernise native forestry regulation and ensure the long-term ecological sustainability of native forestry. Find out more