Reports now available

Reports on findings from state-wide consultation on potential improvements to the Victorian Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) available now

From 3 May until 7 July 2019, the Victorian and Australian governments jointly consulted with communities and stakeholders seeking community views on how the RFAs can be improved.

Consultation data has been independently analysed and The Independent Report on Joint Victorian and Australian Government Consultation on Modernisation of the Victorian Regional Forest Agreements, and individual reports on face to face engagement held in the five Victorian RFA regions and Melbourne were released today.

On 7 November 2019, the Victorian Government announced that native forest harvesting will cease by 2030. The Australian and Victorian governments remain committed to delivering modernised RFAs and are considering the implications of Victoria’s Forestry Plan.

For more detailed information and links to the face-to-face RFA consultation summary reports and individual submissions visit Future of our Forests Joint Consultation page.

We value the contribution of Victorians as we work to reform forest management. More opportunities for input to specific aspects of forest management reform are coming up and will be promoted on the Future of our Forests website.