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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Native forestry

PNF compliance and approvals

The EPA undertakes operational inspections, audits and investigations. This is supported by education, training and extension activities.

During 2013-2014, the EPA undertook 69 operational inspections and 74 audits of private native forestry operations, and commenced five new investigations. The EPA also issued one official caution, three warning letters, 31 advisory letters, two corrective action requests and two penalty notices.

The table below provides an overview of the area of private native forestry property vegetation plans (PNF PVPs) approved in NSW.

Forest type

Area of PNF PVP (ha)

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

Total

Northern NSW

92,390

54,727

58,490

58,730

43,200

35,190

342,727

Southern NSW

4,943

3,804

5,830

3,093

4,243

494

22,407

River Red Gum

37,367

4,506

11,860

4,664

10,047

1,694

70,138

Cypress and Western Hardwood

8,184

3,906

3,511

5,678

3,698

3,521

28,498

Totals

142,884

66,943

79,691

72,165

61,188

40,899

463,770

 

These figures do not take account of the area of PNF PVPs which have expired.

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Page last updated: 24 July 2015