Call for input on proposed Timber Release Plan changes
29 June 2020
VicForests has commenced public consultation on proposed changes to its Timber Release Plan in response to the 2019/20 bushfire season.
The proposed TRP covers 59 coupes that VicForests is considering harvesting under strict controls in the Benalla-Mansfield, North-East and Tambo Forest Management Areas (FMAs), excluding the East Gippsland FMA.
VicForests is conducting its public consultation process until 10 July 2020 to ensure suitable input and comment from interested parties, including the community.
VicForests’ CEO Monique Dawson has committed to the continued support of 10 contractors and 90 workers who have been impacted by a force majeure notice because fires have meant timber supply cannot be guaranteed in the foreseeable future from East Gippsland.