Victorian Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement

​​The Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is one of five RFAs in Victoria. The Australian and Victorian governments signed the Gippsland RFA on 31 March 2000, establishing the framework for the sustainable management of the forests in the Gippsland RFA region.

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Gippsland RFA PDF 56199 KB
Gippsland RFA DOC 56498 KB

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Victorian RFAs five-yearly reviews

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

The Victorian Government has reported on its five RFAs collectively:

Historical Publications

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

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Comprehensive Regional Assessment:

Directions or Options Report:

DocumentPagesFile size
Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement Consultation Paper (January 2000) PDF 11.2 MB
Map: Gippsland RFA – Draft Land Use (March 2000) GIF15.0 MB

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Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Report:

Environment Reports:

DocumentPagesFile size
Biodiversity Assessment Report (February 2000) PDF 1341.7 MB
Appendices A-F PDF 177829 KB
Map 1: Environmental Stratification PDF 11.7 MB
Map 2: Extant Ecological Vegetation Classes PDF 11.9 MB
Map 3: Ecological Vegetation Communities - Pre-1750 Extent GIF12.4 MB
Map 4: Flora Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 5: Arboreal Mammal Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 6: Large Mammal Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 7: Small Ground Mammals Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 8: Bat Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 9: Diurnal Bird Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 10: Nocturnal Bird Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 11: Large Forest Owl Survey Intensity PDF 11.1 MB
Map 12: Amphibian Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 13: Reptile Survey Intensity PDF 11.4 MB
Map 14: Distribution of Fish and Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey Sites PDF 1889 KB
National Estate Identification and Assessment in the Gippsland Region of Victoria (January 2000) PDF 133525 KB
Map 1: Places in Gippsland currently listed in the Register of the National Estate PDF 11.1 MB
Map 2: Social Value PDF 1880 KB
Map 3: Aesthetic Value PDF 1958 KB
Map 4: Historic Value PDF 1897 KB
Map 5: Natural Landscapes PDF 11.5 MB
Map 6: Undisturbed Catchments PDF 11.4 MB
Map 7: Wilderness Quality PDF 11.8 MB
Map 8: Old Growth Forest PDF 11.7 MB
Map 9: Endemic Flora PDF 11.4 MB
Map 10: Limit of Range Flora PDF 11.4 MB
Map 11: Disjunct Flora Populations PDF 11.4 MB
Map 12: Relictual Ecological Vegetation Classes PDF 11.6 MB
Map 13: Phylogenetically Significant Flora PDF 11.4 MB
Map 14: Refugia from Climate Change PDF 12.3 MB
Map 15: Contemporary Flora Refugia PDF 12.5 MB
Map 16: Remnant Vegetation PDF 11.7 MB
Map 17: Areas of High Modelled Flora Species Richness PDF 11.4 MB
Map 18: Rare Flora GIF11.7 MB
Map 19: Rare Old-growth Forest PDF 11.7 MB
Map 20: Areas Demonstrating Principle Characteristics of EVCs PDF 13.2 MB
Map 21: Endemic Fauna PDF 11.4 MB
Map 22: Limit of Range Fauna PDF 11.4 MB
Map 23: Disjunct Fauna Populations PDF 11.4 MB
Map 24: Key Fauna Habitats PDF 11.5 MB
Map 25: Rare Fauna PDF 11.6 MB
Map 26: Geology and Geomorphology PDF 11.4 MB
Map 27: Natural History Sites PDF 11.4 MB

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Factsheets:

Resource Reports:

DocumentPagesFile size
Central Gippsland Forest Management Area – Timber Resource Analysis (9 February 2000) PDF 810 MB
Tambo Forest Management Area – Timber Resource Analysis (9 February 2000) PDF 87.2 MB
Minerals Assessment Report (January 2000) PDF 1993.4 MB
Map 1: Geology PDF 13.3 MB
Map 2: Mineral Occurrences, Goldfields and Coalfields PDF 11.7 MB
Map 3: Composite Mineral Potential PDF 11.2 MB
Map 4: Cumulative Mineral Potential PDF 11.5 MB
Figure 2: Land Tenure and Exploration Licences PDF 1351 KB
Figure 3: Mineral Potential Tract for Slate-Belt Gold Deposits PDF 1234 KB
Figure 4: Mineral Potential Tract for Disseminated Gold Deposits PDF 1286 KB
Figure 5: Mineral Potential Tract for Epithermal Deposits for Gold Silver Deposits PDF 1235 KB
Figure 6: Mineral Potential Tract for Alluvial Gold Deposits PDF 1253 KB
Figure 7: Mineral Potential Tract for Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposits PDF 1244 KB
Figure 8: Mineral Potential Tract for Volcanic Associated Massive Sulphide Base Metal Deposits PDF 1238 KB
Figure 9: Mineral Potential Tract for Gold Associated with Volcanic Massive Sulphide Deposits PDF 1241 KB
Figure 10: Mineral Potential Tract for Irish Style Carbonate Hosted Base Metal Deposits PDF 1231 KB
Figure 11: Mineral Potential Tract for Tin Vein Deposits PDF 1244 KB
Figure 12: Mineral Potential Tract for Tin Greisen Deposits PDF 1236 KB
Figure 13: Mineral Potential Tract for Tungsten-Molybdenum Vein Deposits PDF 1248 KB
Figure 14: Mineral Potential Tract for Tungsten Skarn Deposits PDF 1239 KB
Figure 15: Mineral Potential Tract for Nickel Copper Deposits PDF 1235 KB
Figure 16: Mineral Potential Tract for Sandstone Hosted Uranium Deposits PDF 1243 KB
Figure 17: Mineral Potential Tract for Sediment Hosted Copper Deposits in Red Bed Sediments PDF 1241 KB
Figure 18: Mineral Potential Tract for Brown Coal PDF 1252 KB
Figure 19: Mineral Potential Tract for Dimension Stone PDF 1247 KB
Figure 20: Mineral Potential Tract for Limestone PDF 1243 KB
Figure 21: Mineral Potential Tract for Silica Sand PDF 1244 KB
Figure 22: Mineral Potential Tract for Kaolin PDF 1245 KB
Figure 23: Mineral Potential Tract for Bauxite PDF 1235 KB

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Social and Economic Reports:

DocumentPagesFile size
Social Assessment Report (February 2000) PDF 168902 KB
Maps PDF 61.5 MB
Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement Social Impact Analysis (no date) PDF 1049 KB

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Annual Reports

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