New South Wales North East Regional Forest Agreement

​​​The North East Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is one of three RFAs in New South Wales, and comprises two sub regions: Upper North East and Lower North East. The Australian and New South Wales governments signed the North East RFA on 31 March 2000, establishing the framework for the sustainable management of the forests in the North East RFA region.

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North East RFA DOC 1511.7 MB
North East RFA PDF 1511.1 MB

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The North East Land Use Maps identify the extent of the comprehensive adequate and representative reserve system in the North East RFA region.

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Land Use Map 1a (February 2000) GIF13.3 MB
Land Use Map 1b (February 2000) GIF13.3 MB

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New South Wales RFAs five-yearly reviews

It is a requirement of the North East RFA that its performance is reviewed every five years. The details of the North East RFA review process is outlined in the agreement.

The New South Wales Government has reported on its three RFAs collectively:

Historical Publications

Many historical publications informed the development of the North East RFA and continue to underpin the management of forests covered by the agreement.

There are also historical statewide publications that informed the development of the three RFAs in New South Wales.

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Comprehensive Regional Assessments:

Cultural and Heritage Reports:

DocumentPagesFile size
Assessment of Places of Aesthetic Significance within the forested areas of NSW CRA regions (Statewide) Stage 2 Lower North East Region (November 1998) PDF 3194 KB
Assessment of Places of Aesthetic Significance within the forested areas of NSW CRA regions (Statewide) Stage 2 Lower North East Region (November 1998) DOC 31210 KB
Assessment of Places of Aesthetic Significance within the forested areas of NSW CRA regions (Statewide) Stage 2 Upper North East Region (November 1998) PDF 2867 KB
Assessment of Places of Aesthetic Significance within the forested areas of NSW CRA regions (Statewide) Stage 2 Upper North East Region (November 1998) DOC 28126 KB
Identification, Assessment and Protection of National Estate - Part A Natural Values (February 1999) PDF 151472 KB
Identification, Assessment and Protection of National Estate - Part A Natural Values (February 1999) DOC 151962 KB
Identification of Places of Natural History Significance in New South Wales Comprehensive Regional Assessment (CRA) Forest Regions (September 1999) PDF 122393 KB
Identification of Places of Natural History Significance in New South Wales Comprehensive Regional Assessment (CRA) Forest Regions (September 1999) DOC 122927 KB
JANIS and Natural National Estate Conservation Requirements (May 1998) PDF 157660 KB
JANIS and Natural National Estate Conservation Requirements (May 1998) DOC 1572.4 MB
Places of Geoheritage Significance in New South Wales Comprehensive Regional Assessment (CRA) Forest Regions (June 1998) PDF 104507 KB
Places of Geoheritage Significance in New South Wales Comprehensive Regional Assessment (CRA) Forest Regions (June 1998) DOC 104507 KB
Thematic forest history and heritage assessment (non-Indigenous) UNE/LNE CRA Regions (September 1998) DOC 98385 KB
Appendix 1 DOC 522 KB
Appendix 2 DOC 57174 KB
Appendix 3 DOC 52164 KB
Thematic forest history and heritage assessment (non-Indigenous) UNE/LNE CRA Regions (September 1998) PDF 98294 KB
Appendices PDF 114227 KB

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Directions or Options Report:

DocumentPagesFile size
North-East CRA/RFA Project Summaries (August 1999) PDF 75165 KB
North-East CRA/RFA Project Summaries (August 1999) DOC 75609 KB

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Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Reports:

Environment Reports:

DocumentPagesFile size
Application of the Protective Measures and Forest Practices into a Quantitative Database (July 2000) PDF 55246 KB
Collection of Vegetation Data from Historical Portion Plan Surveys (May 1999) - Project Summary PDF 17 KB
Collection of Vegetation Data from Historical Portion Plan Surveys (May 1999) - Project Summary DOC 121 KB
Collection of Vegetation Data from Historical Portion Plan Surveys (May 1999) - Report PDF 1962 KB
Collection of Vegetation Data from Historical Portion Plan Surveys (May 1999) - Report DOC 19111 KB
Derived forest ecosystems: an evaluation of surrogacy value and internal biological variation (July 1999) PDF 3297 KB
Derived forest ecosystems: an evaluation of surrogacy value and internal biological variation (July 1999) DOC 32136 KB
Forest Ecosystem Classification and Mapping for the Hunter Sub-Region in the Lower North East Comprehensive Regional Assessment (March 1999) PDF 3674 KB
Forest Ecosystem Classification and Mapping for the Hunter Sub-Region in the Lower North East Comprehensive Regional Assessment (March 1999) DOC 36119 KB
Forest ecosystem classification and mapping for Upper and Lower North East CRA Regions (January 1999) - Report (up to and including Appendix 3) PDF 127339 KB
Forest ecosystem classification and mapping for Upper and Lower North East CRA Regions (January 1999) - Report (up to and including Appendix 3) DOC 127600 KB
Forest ecosystem classification and mapping for Upper and Lower North East CRA Regions (January 1999) - Appendix 4 PDF 3041 KB
Forest ecosystem classification and mapping for Upper and Lower North East CRA Regions (January 1999) - Appendix 4 DOC 30177 KB
Mapping of Forest Management History Report (August 1999) PDF 63334 KB
Modelling areas of habitat significance for vertebrate fauna and vascular flora in north east NSW (April 1999) DOC 96627 KB
North East NSW Wilderness Assessment (June 1999) PDF 2875 KB
North East NSW Wilderness Assessment (June 1999) DOC 28136 KB
Old-growth Forest Related Projects - UNE / LNE Regions (February 1999) PDF 109297 KB
Old-growth Forest Related Projects - UNE / LNE Regions (February 1999) DOC 1091.1 MB
Response to Disturbance of Forest Species (August 1999) PDF 233945 KB
Response to Disturbance of Forest Species (August 1999) DOC 2335.9 MB
Review of statewide protective measures and forest practices (August 1999) PDF 3271.3 MB
Threatened Plants Project (August 1999) PDF 47261 KB
Threatened Plants Project (August 1999) DOC 47560 KB
Vertebrate Fauna Survey (December 1998) PDF 2222.2 MB
Vertebrate Fauna Survey (December 1998) DOC 2228.2 MB
Wilderness assessment project - UNE and LNE (December 1998) PDF 77165 KB
Wilderness assessment project - UNE and LNE (December 1998) DOC 77333 KB

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Factsheets:

Resource Reports:

Social and Economic Reports:

DocumentPagesFile size
An Economic Assessment of Water Values Upper and Lower North East CRA Regions (February 1999) PDF 62160 KB
An Economic Assessment of Water Values Upper and Lower North East CRA Regions (February 1999) DOC 62297 KB
A Report on the Profile and Economic Assessment of Grazing in State Forests: Upper and Lower North East CRA Regions (October 1998) PDF 50121 KB
A Report on the Profile and Economic Assessment of Grazing in State Forests: Upper and Lower North East CRA Regions (October 1998) DOC 50441 KB
Benefit Transfer Threshold Value Analysis of Non-Use Values of Forest Preservation Upper and Lower North East Regions (October 1998) PDF 3569 KB
Benefit Transfer Threshold Value Analysis of Non-Use Values of Forest Preservation Upper and Lower North East Regions (October 1998) DOC 35114 KB
Forest-based Tourism and Recreation in the Upper and Lower North East Regions of NSW (December 1998) PDF 95157 KB
Forest-based Tourism and Recreation in the Upper and Lower North East Regions of NSW (December 1998) DOC 95288 KB
Forest Industry Development Options (October 1998) PDF 1061.2 MB
Identification of Commercial Timber Plantation Expansion Opportunities in New South Wales (March 2000) PDF 136418 KB
Regional Impact Assessment – Lower North East CRA Region (May 1999) PDF 124582 KB
Regional Impact Assessment – Lower North East CRA Region (May 1999) DOC 1241.5 MB
Regional Impact Assessment – Upper North East CRA Region (April 1999) PDF 124780 KB
Regional Impact Assessment – Upper North East CRA Region (April 1999) DOC 1245.6 MB
Report on Apiary in NSW – Lower North East Region (September 1999) PDF 2597 KB
Report on Apiary in NSW – Upper North East Region (September 1999) PDF 2585 KB
Review of NSW Forest Industry Mitigation Measures (October 1998) PDF 36110 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) PDF 3291.5 MB
Social Values of Forests Part B figures 18 & 19 PDF 430 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Cover Page DOC 329 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Contents DOC 444 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Executive Summary DOC 1983 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Introduction DOC 334 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Methodologies DOC 9122 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Post Impact Studies DOC 201.1 MB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Regional Profile DOC 80611 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Social Values of Forests A DOC 79473 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Social Values of Forests B DOC 44869 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Mitigation Review DOC 135 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Local Impact DOC 29503 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Forest Modelling DOC 27266 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - References DOC 241 KB
Social Assessment Report Lower North East NSW (September 1999) - Social Values of Forests Part B figures 18 & 19 DOC 424 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) PDF 2911.2 MB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Cover Page DOC 330 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Executive Summary DOC 17223 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Introduction DOC 436 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Methodologies DOC 1057 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Post Impact Studies DOC 1692 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Regional Profile DOC 66330 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Social Values of Forests A DOC 102578 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Social Values of Forests B DOC 40514 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Mitigation Review DOC 220 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - Local Impact DOC 28220 KB
Social Assessment Report Upper North East NSW (September 1999) - References DOC 225 KB

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Annual Reports:

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