The State of Victoria and Commonwealth of Australia have committed to working towards delivering a modernised and harmonised Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) framework to meet the needs of communities, industry and the environment.
As part of this process, the Victorian and Australian Governments want to understand the community’s views on opportunities to improve the five Victorian RFAs. Your input will directly inform this process.
An Independent Consultation Paper ‘Modernising the Victorian Regional Forest Agreements’ has been developed by Dr William Jackson to provide an explanation of what the Victorian RFAs are, how they operate, and how effective they have been. In the paper, Dr Jackson also recommends areas for improvement to Victorian RFAs.
The Victorian and Australian Governments are now seeking your views on these and other areas for potential improvement by posing a series of overarching and more targeted questions. You can provide your response by uploading a written submission (Word document or PDF) or via the online survey below. You may answer as many or as few questions as you choose.
You can respond to the survey by entering your responses under the 'survey' section of this page.
Please click the link below to download the Independent Consultation Paper which may assist you in responding to the following questions.
Opportunities to meet face-to-face with Victorian and Australian Government representatives and share your views will be provided in each of the Victorian RFA regions in June 2019. Further information on these events can be found at: www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/futureforests
Below is a map of the East Gippsland, Gippsland, North East, Central Highlands and West Victoria RFA regions. RFAs for these regions were signed between 1997 and 2000, and all are due to expire in March 2020.
The Independent Consultation Paper poses the five overarching questions on which we are seeking your views. It also identifies key areas for improvement to the Victorian RFAs. We are seeking your response to questions designed to help inform how we respond to these improvement areas. Remember, you can answer as many or as few questions as you choose.
Download the Consultation Paper
Upload a written submission
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.
The personal contact information you provide will be kept separate from the body of your submission and used to administer the public consultation process only.
Your personal contact information will not be circulated outside of DELWP. Your contact details may be used by DELWP to update you on the results of the consultation process. We might also need to seek clarification from you on your submission.
Confidentiality of Your Submission
Your Submission has been collected by DELWP for the purpose of informing the Victorian Regional Forests Agreement. DELWP may do the following with the content of your submission.
1. Publish a copy of your submission on the DELWP website or other Victorian Government website.
2. Quote directly from your feedback in the DELWP response to feedback.
If you do not wish your submission to be published or to have content from your submission quoted in the DELWP response to consultation, please tick the box above (before the submit button). All submissions are public documents. Please do not include personally identifying information in the body of your submission.