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Private Native Forestry Code of Practice

The Private Native Forestry Codes of Practice establish a regulatory framework for the sustainable management of forests. They are the key statutory documents guiding private native forestry operations in NSW. The Private Native Forestry Codes:

  • contain provisions to maintain and/or improve environment outcomes
  • set minimum operating standards for harvesting in private native forests

The Private Native Forestry Codes each apply to an area of NSW:

  • Northern NSW
  • Southern NSW
  • River red gum forests
  • Cypress and western hardwood forests

Each Code is accompanied by a field guide to assist operators with its application.

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Northern NSW

The Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Northern NSW applies to the part of NSW north of Sydney (latitude 33° 52’ 02.71 S). The prescriptions in this Code apply to all forests in northern NSW except those defined as river red gum forests or cypress and western hardwood forests.

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Southern NSW

The Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Southern NSW applies to the part of NSW south of Sydney (latitude 33° 52’ 02.71 S). The prescriptions in this Code apply to all forests in southern NSW except those defined as river red gum forests or cypress and western hardwood forests.

Where does this code apply?

Version of the code

2007

2008

(Land south of the Sydney CBD latitude 33°52'02.71 S)

PNF PVPs approved between August 2007 and February 2008 PDF, 563.5 KB

PNF PVPs approved after February 2008  PDF, 1537.21 KB

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for River Red Gum Forests

The Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for River Red Gum Forests applies to river red gum forests meaning forests dominated by eucalyptus camaldulensis and consistent with the description of Forest Type 199 (River Red Gum) in Research Note No. 17, Forests Types in NSW.

Where does this code apply?

Version of the code

2007

2008

River red gum forests dominated by Eucalyptus camaldulensis

PNF PVPs approved between August 2007 and February 2008 PDF, 384.69 KB

PNF PVPs approved after February 2008 PDF, 1173.33 KB

Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests

The Private Native Forestry Code of Practice for Cypress and Western Hardwood Forests applies to cypress forests where 80% of the stand basal area comprises white cypress pine (Callitris glaucophylla), and western hardwood forests consistent with Forest Types 99, 103, 104, 124, 171–178, 180–185, 203–210 and 213 in Research Note No. 17, Forests Types in NSW. Generally, western hardwood forests are predominantly eucalypt woodlands and forests of the western plains and slopes of NSW.

For more information on the location of these forests, refer to the Code.

Where does this code apply?

Version of the code

2007

2008

Cypress and western hardwood forests

PNF PVPs approved between August 2007 and February 2008 PDF, 465.22 KB

PNF PVPs approved after February 2008 PDF, 1281.27 KB

Note: References to the Environment Protection Authority in the Private Native Forestry Codes should be taken to refer to either the Environment Protection Authority or Local Land Services.

Note:

New legislative arrangements have commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on related publications may now be outdated.