The Forests (Licences and Permits) Regulations 2009 are due to sunset on 8 December 2019. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is in the process of remaking these regulations, and is seeking your input.
The Forests (Licences and Permits) Regulations 2009 are regulations that primarily deal with applications for, and conditions on, licences issued under section 52 of the Forests Act 1958. Their main purpose is to protect forest values by managing the impact of activities permitted under these licences.
Licences issued under this section include:
- licences for grazing cattle in State forests
- licences to cut, dig or take forest produce
- other licences including event permits.
The regulations also prescribe offences for certain activities in reserved forest, and requirements for the branding of trees. The regulations do not prescribe fees or royalties.
You are invited to share your perspectives to inform the remaking of these regulations, using the survey form below. We want to hear your suggestions about whether these regulations are fit for purpose and whether there is potential for them to be made more effective. A summary of findings will be published here on Engage Victoria.
Read the discussion paper
This provides the essential detail of how the Regulations work, what they apply to and what is in scope for consideration in this process of remaking them.
These are the regulations that prescribe the conditions surrounding licences and permits issued under Section 52 of the Forests Act 1958.
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.