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Native forestry

Goulburn region assessment

The Goulburn region in southern inland NSW covers an area of almost 1.5 million hectares, including an area around Lake George near Canberra. About 20 per cent of the region is public land, most of which is native forest or woodland.

The Goulburn region lies within the area covered by the Southern forest assessment but was not included in the Southern Region Forest Agreement because it does not have a significant timber industry based on public land. However, the technical assessment and information used to prepare the Southern Region Forest Agreement is relevant to the use and management of public lands in the Goulburn region.

A proposal for public land use in the region was publicly exhibited in 2002. This proposal identified areas of high conservation value for possible addition to the national park reserve system.

Additions to the national park reserve system in the Goulburn region to date include former state forest not required for timber production.

Page last updated: 11 July 2014