The NSW Government has developed nw legislation to modernise native forestry regulation and ensure the long-term ecological sustainability of native forestry.
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 5B of the Local Land Services Act 2013. Under the Act, PNF operations can only be undertaken with an approved private native forestry plan (PNF Plan) specifying that PNF operations be carried out in accordance with the PNF Codes of Practice. PNF Plans are approved by Local Land Services.
The NSW Government has developed legislation to modernise native forestry regulation and ensure the long-term ecological sustainability of native forestry.
The NSW Government has also previously reformed the IFOAs that apply to coastal regions of NSW. A single Coastal IFOA commenced on 16 November 2018. Find out more.