The Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013 has now received Royal Assent. Now law, the Act represents certainty for industry in terms of a guaranteed wood supply, and provides for the protection of over 500,000 ha of native forest with important conservation values.
Tasmanian Forests Agreement
In 2011 the Australian and Tasmanian governments announced a $277 million funding package to support a sustainable and diversified Tasmanian forest industry and economy, while also protecting high conservation value native forests.
Regional Forest Agreements
Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are 20-year plans for the conservation and sustainable management of Australia's native forests.
There are 10 Regional Forest Agreements in four States: Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales.
The Agreements provide certainty for forest-based industries, forest-dependent communities and conservation. They are the result of years of scientific study, consultation and negotiation covering a diverse range of interests.
Further information on State Regional Forest Agreements can be found at www.daff.gov.au/forestry/policies/rfa