VicForests has released the amended Timber Release Plan (TRP).
The amendments to the TRP include:
369 new coupes
23 amended coupes
9 amended access requirements
123 removed coupes that have been successfully regenerated
145 removed coupes that are no longer planned to be harvested.
VicForests’ Board has approved the amendments to the TRP, in accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004, and a notice in relation to the amended TRP was published in the Victoria Government Gazette S 506 on Wednesday 15 September 2021.
The approved TRP supports ongoing responsible timber supply to local customers in accordance with the Victorian Forestry Plan. It provides industry with certainty and helps communities to understand where timber harvesting may take place.
All timber harvesting and regeneration operations are conducted in accordance with Victoria’s strict environmental regulations and the State’s Forest Management Zoning scheme.
VicForests’ operations are regulated and monitored by Victoria’s Office of the Conservation Regulator, including through the Victorian Government Forest Audit Program. VicForests is committed to complying with or exceeding regulatory controls to ensure the sustainable management of forest areas.