West Victorian Regional Forest Agreement

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

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West Victorian RFA PDF 69275 KB
West Victorian RFA DOC69743 KB

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

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Land Use Map 1 (March 2000) PDF 11.4 MB
Land Use Map 2 (March 2000) PDF12.2 MB

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Victorian RFAs five-yearly reviews

It is a requirement of the West Victorian RFA that its performance is reviewed every five years. The details of the West Victorian 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 West Victorian RFA and continue to underpin the management of forests covered by the agreement.

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Comprehensive Regional Assessments:

Directions or Options Report:

Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Report:

Environment Reports:

DocumentPagesFile size
Biodiversity Assessment Report (February 2000) PDF 131776 KB
Biodiversity Assessment Report (February 2000) DOC 1312.1 MB
Appendices A-F PDF 2191.1 MB
Map 1: Environmental Stratification PDF 14.2 MB
Map 2: Extant Ecological Vegetation Communities (Vol.1) PDF 11.5 MB
Map 2a: Extant Ecological Vegetation Classes (Vol.2) PDF 12.3 MB
Map 3: Ecological Vegetation Communities - Pre-1750 Extent (Vol. 1) PDF 12.2 MB
Map 3a: Ecological Vegetation Communities - Pre-1750 Extent (Vol. 2) PDF 11.8 MB
Map 4: Flora Survey Intensity PDF 13.9 MB
Map 5: Arboreal Mammal Survey Intensity PDF 13.9 MB
Map 6: Large Mammal Survey Intensity PDF 13.9 MB
Map 7: Small Ground Mammal Survey Intensity PDF 13.9 MB
Map 8: Bat Survey Intensity PDF 13.9 MB
Map 9: Diurnal Bird Survey Intensity PDF 11.5 MB
Map 10: Nocturnal Bird Survey Intensity PDF 13.8 MB
Map 11: Large Forest Owl Survey Intensity PDF 13.8 MB
Map 12: Amphibian Survey Intensity PDF 13.8 MB
Map 13: Reptile Survey Intensity PDF 13.9 MB
Map 14: Distribution of Fish and Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey Sites PDF 12.7 MB
National Estate Identification and Assessment in the West Region of Victoria (January 2000) PDF 137352 KB
National Estate Identification and Assessment in the West Region of Victoria (January 2000) DOC 1372.6 MB
Map 1: Registered and Interim Listed National Estate Places PDF 11.7 MB
Map 2: Social Value PDF 11.6 MB
Map 3: Aesthetic Value PDF 11.6 MB
Map 4: Historic Value PDF 11.6 MB
Map 5: Natural Landscapes PDF 12.1 MB
Map 6: Wilderness Quality PDF 12.4 MB
Map 7: Old Growth Forest PDF 12.2 MB
Map 8: Endemic Flora PDF 12.2 MB
Map 9: Limit of Range Flora PDF 12.1 MB
Map 10: Disjunct Flora Populations PDF 542.2 MB
Map 11: Relictual Ecological Vegetation Classes PDF 12.2 MB
Map 12: Phylogenetically Significant Flora PDF 12.1 MB
Map 13: Refugia from Climate Change PDF 12.1 MB
Map 14: Contemporary Flora Refugia PDF 11.2 MB
Map 15: Remnant Vegetation PDF 13.5 MB
Map 16: Areas of High Modelled Flora Species Richness PDF 12.2 MB
Map 17: Rare Flora PDF 12.4 MB
Map 18: Rare Old-growth Forest PDF 12.2 MB
Map 19: Areas Demonstrating Principle Characteristics of EVCs PDF 14.5 MB
Map 20: Endemic Fauna PDF 12.2 MB
Map 21: Limit of Range Fauna PDF 12.1 MB
Map 22: Disjunct Fauna Populations PDF 12.1 MB
Map 23: Key Fauna Habitats PDF 12.1 MB
Map 24: Rare Fauna PDF 11.1 MB
Map 25: Natural History Sites PDF 12.1 MB
Proceedings of Water Forum (February 2000) PDF 42215 KB
Appendix 2. Dr Tim Fletcher Presentation PPT 291.4 MB
Appendix 3. Chris Tipler Presentation PPT 133.7 MB
Appendix 4. Loris Duclos Presentation DOC 247 KB
Appendix 5. Dr Jacky Croke Presentation PPT 291.4 MB
Appendix 6. Dr Rob Vertessy Presentation PPT 281.5 MB
The Range, Status and Distribution of the Spot-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) in the Otway Ranges (February 2000) PDF 1149 KB
The Range, Status and Distribution of the Spot-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) in the Otway Ranges (February 2000) DOC 11176 KB

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Factsheets:

Resource Reports:

DocumentPagesFile size
Mineral Assessment Report (December 1999) PDF 1692.0 MB
Mineral Assessment Report (December 1999) DOC 1693.4 MB
Figure 2: Land Tenure, Operating Quarries and Exploration Licences PDF 11.3 MB
Map 1a: Geology PDF 16.0 MB
Map 1b: Legend for Geology PDF 1308 KB
Map 2: Mineral Occurrence, Deposits and Known Mineral Regions GIF1198 KB
Map 3: Composite Mineral Potential PDF 11.3 MB
Map 4: Cumulative Mineral Potential PDF 11.4 MB
Timber Resource Analysis Summary Papers (February 2000) - Horsham Forest Management Area PDF 31.3 MB
Timber Resource Analysis Summary Papers (February 2000) - Horsham Forest Management Area DOC 347 KB
Timber Resource Analysis Summary Papers (February 2000) - Midlands Forest Management Area PDF 63.0 MB
Timber Resource Analysis Summary Papers (February 2000) - Midlands Forest Management Area DOC 661 KB
Timber Resource Analysis Summary Papers (February 2000) - Otways Forest Management Area PDF 91.7 MB
Timber Resource Analysis Summary Papers (February 2000) - Otways Forest Management Area DOC 964 KB
Timber Resource Analysis Summary Papers (February 2000) - Portland Forest Management Area PDF 448 KB
Timber Resource Analysis Summary Papers (February 2000) - Portland Forest Management Area DOC 4267 KB
A Review of the Sustainable Yield Issues in the Wombat State Forest (March 2000) PDF 2596 KB
A Review of the Sustainable Yield Issues in the Wombat State Forest (March 2000) DOC 25124 KB

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Social Report:

DocumentPagesFile size
Social Assessment Report (December 1999) PDF 172902 KB
Heywood PDF 1363 KB
Colac PDF 1360 KB
Daylesford PDF 1360 KB
Dunkeld PDF 1360 KB
Apollo Bay PDF 1345 KB
Ballarat PDF 1360 KB

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Annual Reports

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