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South Western Cypress region IFOA

On 1 January 2011, the National Park Estate (South-Western Cypress Reservations) Act 2010 came into effect. This established more than 47,000 hectares of parks across western NSW and provided certainty for timber operations and timber-dependent communities across western NSW. The Act allows timber harvesting to continue in remaining state forests and western land leases, under an integrated forestry operations approval (IFOA).

Integrated Forestry Operations Approval for the South-Western Cypress Region

To give effect to the Government's decision, the Environment Protection Authority, Forestry Corporation of NSW and the Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries NSW) jointly developed an IFOA for the South Western Cypress region.

The Integrated Forestry Operations Approval for South-Western Cypress Region (PDF 1.5MB) commenced on 1 July 2011 and has effect up to and including 31 December 2025. Note that this is a working document that has been compiled to include amendments and is not an official IFOA consolidation.

Original South-Western Cypress region integrated forestry operations approval and amendments

Original Integrated Forestry Operations Approval for South-Western Cypress – issued in 2011 as granted (PDF 1.4MB)

The following amendments have been made to the original approval:


Page last updated: 11 January 2017