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Forestry (Unlocking Production Forests) Bill 2017

The Forestry (Unlocking Production Forests) Bill has been prepared based on the Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Resources to the Tasmanian Parliament on 26 October 2016.

The Minister for Resources described a number of legislative reforms the Government intended to make to increase access to forestry resources. These were:

  • Access to the Future Potential Production Forest land for native forest harvesting will be brought forward to 1 July 2018, with access restricted to the private sector; and
  • Forestry Tasmania will be permitted to draw on timber from outside of the permanent timber production zone land in order to make available to industry the statutory minimum volume of 137 000 m3 of high quality sawlogs a year.

Forestry (Unlocking Production Forests) Bill - Consultation Draft 21 February 2017.pdf

Fact Sheet - Forestry (Unlocking Production Forests) Bill - consultation.pdf