The East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is one of five RFAs in Victoria. The Australian and Victorian governments signed the East Gippsland RFA on 3 February 1997, establishing the framework for the sustainable management of the forests in the East Gippsland RFA region.
The East Gippsland Land Tenure and Zoning Map (January 1997) PDF [72 KB] identifies the extent of the comprehensive adequate and representative reserve system in the East Gippsland RFA region.
Short term extension of the East Gippsland RFA
The Australian and Victorian governments executed an amendment to the East Gippsland RFA on 20 January 2017, extending its expiry from 3 February 2017 to 27 March 2018.
This extension of the agreement for 13 months will line up its expiry with the Central Highlands RFA. It allows the governments to consider the outcomes from the third five-yearly review of Victoria’s RFAs which is expected to be completed by September 2017. It also allows the Victorian Government to consider the advice from the Forest Industry Taskforce on the future management of forests in eastern Victoria.
Victorian RFAs five-yearly reviews
It is a requirement of the Victorian East Gippsland RFA that its performance is reviewed every five years. The details of the Victorian East Gippsland RFA review process is outlined in the agreement.
The Victorian Government has reported on its five RFAs collectively:
Many historical publications informed the development of the East Gippsland RFA and continue to underpin the management of forests covered by the agreement.
Comprehensive Regional Assessment:
Directions or Options Report:
Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Report:
Social and Economic Report:
Annual Reports were required for the first five years of each RFA. Victoria reported on their RFAs collectively in these reports: