The Eden Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is one of three RFAs in New South Wales. The Australian and New South Wales governments signed the Eden RFA on 26 August 1999.
The Eden RFA was varied on 28 November 2018 with an extension until 26 August 2039, as it has proven to be a strong and effective framework for the sustainable management of Eden RFA region’s forests. The extension was formalised following assessment, public consultation and independent review.
The Eden RFA now has a 20-year rolling life, so at any point in time the Eden RFA will be between 15 and 20 years from expiring, depending on the satisfactory completion of the five-yearly reviews.
Extending the Eden RFA gives long-term surety of resource access for industry, ecologically sustainable management and use of forested areas and an extensive system of conservation reserves.
The Eden RFA variation includes two Annexures: Annexure 1 is the RFA marked up; Annexure 2 is a ‘clean’ version of the RFA as varied without the mark up.
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For details on the process for extending the Eden RFA please see the
New South Wales Regional Forest Agreements webpage.
New South Wales RFAs five-yearly reviews
It is a requirement of the Eden RFA that its performance is reviewed every five years. The details of the Eden RFA review process is outlined in the agreement.
The Australian and New South Wales governments have reported on the three NSW RFAs collectively:
The 1999 Eden RFA
The Australian and New South Wales governments signed the Eden RFA on 26 August 1999. The agreement was for a duration of 20 years and was set to expire on 26 August 2019.
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Many historical publications informed the development of the Eden RFA and continue to underpin the management of forests covered by the agreement.
Comprehensive Regional Assessments:
Cultural and Heritage Reports:
Directions or Options Report:
Ecologically Sustainable Forestry Management Report:
Social and Economic Reports:
Annual Reports were required for the first five years of each RFA.