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.
The North East Land Use Maps identify the extent of the comprehensive adequate and representative reserve system in the North East RFA region.
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:
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.
Comprehensive Regional Assessments:
Cultural and Heritage Reports:
Directions or Options Report:
Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Reports:
Social and Economic Reports:
Annual Reports were required for the first five years of each RFA.