Victorian North East Regional Forest Agreement

​​​​​The North East Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is one of five RFAs in Victoria. The Australian and Victorian governments signed the North East RFA on 9 August 1999, establishing the framework for the sustainable management of the forests in the North East RFA region.

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North East RFA PDF54135 KB
North East RFA DOC54267 KB

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The North East Land Use Map (August 1999) PDF [3.5 MB, 1 page] identifies the extent of the comprehensive adequate and representative reserve system in the North East RFA region.

Memorandum of Understanding for extension of the Victorian RFAs

On 5 May 2018, the Victorian and Australian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure that long term extensions and updates to the Victorian RFA framework can be agreed by 31 March 2020.

Both governments have committed to working towards 20-year extensions of Victoria’s RFAs to come into effect from March 2020 that have regard to the outcomes of further assessments and the engagement processes which are set out in the MoU.

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MoU for the extension of the Victorian RFAs PDF 81.17 MB
MoU for the extension of the Victorian RFAs DOCX 872 KB

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Extension of the East Gippsland, Central Highlands and North East RFAs

On 26 March 2018, the Australian and Victorian governments extended the timeframe of three Victorian RFAs - the East Gippsland, Central Highlands and North East - to 31 March 2020.

This will line up the expiry dates for all five Victorian RFAs and allow the governments to adequately consider the independent reviewer’s report on the third five yearly review of the Victorian RFAs, undertake public consultation, prepare further detailed assessments of RFA matters and negotiate modernised 20 year agreements for all five RFAs.

The Amendment documents for the North East RFA can be accessed below. The amendments for the East Gippsland and Central Highlands RFAs can be accessed from their respective pages at the following:

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Amendment to the North East RFA (March 2018) PDF 4267 KB
Amendment to the North East RFA (March 2018) DOCX 436 KB

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Victorian 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 Victorian Government has reported on its five RFA 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.

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Comprehensive Regional Assessment:

Directions or Options Report:

Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Report:

Environment Reports:

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Biodiversity Assessment Report (1998) PDF128507 KB
Appendices A-H PDF1352.0 MB
National Estate Identification and Assessment in the North East Region of Victoria (May 1999) PDF127361 KB
National Estate Identification and Assessment in the North East Region of Victoria (May 1999) DOC1271.0 MB
Map 1: Registered and Interim Listed National Estate Places PDF1170 KB
Map 2: Social Value PDF1153 KB
Map 3: Aesthetic Value PDF1183 KB
Map 4: Historic Value PDF1162 KB
Map 5: Natural Landscapes PDF1143 KB
Map 6: Undisturbed Catchments PDF1136 KB
Map 7: Wilderness Quality PDF1261 KB
Map 8: Old Growth Forest PDF1188 KB
Map 9: Endemic Flora PDF1139 KB
Map 10: Limit of Range Flora PDF1142 KB
Map 11: Disjunct Flora Populations PDF1139 KB
Map 12: Relictual Ecological Vegetation Classes PDF1144 KB
Map 13: Refugia from Climate Change PDF1179 KB
Map 14: Areas Demonstrating Successional Stages PDF1152 KB
Map 15: Remnant Vegetation PDF1500 KB
Map 16: Areas of Modelled Species Richness PDF1141 KB
Map 17: Rare Flora PDF1145 KB
Map 18: Rare Ecological Vegetation Classes PDF1149 KB
Map 19: Rare Old Growth Forest PDF1135 KB
Map 20: Areas Demonstrating Principal Characteristics of EVC's PDF1192 KB
Map 21: Endemic Fauna PDF1135 KB
Map 22: Limit of Range Fauna PDF1137 KB
Map 23: Disjunct Fauna Populations PDF1137 KB
Map 24: Key Fauna Habitats PDF1137 KB
Map 25: Fauna Refugia PDF1150 KB
Map 26: Rare Fauna PDF1153 KB
Map 27: Geology and Geomorphology PDF1151 KB
Map 28: Natural History Sites PDF1140 KB

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Factsheets:

Resource Reports:

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Mineral Assessment Report (1998) PDF1691.8 MB
Tables 1a, 1b and 1c DOC8160 KB
Figure 1: Land tenure and exploration licences GIF1322 KB
Figure 3: Mineral potential tract for slate belt gold deposits GIF1207 KB
Figure 4: Mineral potential tract for disseminated gold deposits GIF1343 KB
Figure 5: Mineral potential tract for alluvial gold deposits GIF1302 KB
Figure 6: Mineral potential tract for epithermal gold-silver deposits GIF1262 KB
Figure 7: Mineral potential tract for porphyry copper-gold deposits GIF1241 KB
Figure 8: Mineral potential tract for volcanic associated massive sulphide deposits GIF1241 KB
Figure 9: Mineral potential tract for tin vein deposits GIF1231 KB
Figure 10: Mineral potential tract for tin greisen deposits GIF1253 KB
Figure 11: Mineral potential tract for tungsten-molybdenum deposits GIF1235 KB
Figure 12: Mineral potential tract for tungsten skarn deposits GIF1230 KB
Figure 14: Mineral potential tract for sediment hosted copper and sandstone uranium deposits GIF1247 KB
Figure 15: Mineral potential tract for dimension stone deposits GIF1300 KB
Figure 16: Mineral potential tract for feldspar deposits GIF1300 KB
Figure 17: Mineral potential tract for limestone deposits GIF1249 KB
Figure 18: Mineral potential tract for kaolin deposits GIF1341 KB
Map 10.1: Geology GIF1497 KB
Map 10.2: Mineral occurrences, deposits, gold fields and structure GIF1218 KB
Map 10.3: Composite mineral potential GIF1220 KB
Map 10.4: Cumulative mineral potential GIF1488 KB

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Social Report:

DocumentPagesFile size
Social Assessment Report (1998) PDF1245.0 MB

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Annual Reports:

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