Western Australian Regional Forest Agreement

​​The Western Australian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is specific to the south-west region of Western Australia. The agreement was signed by the Australian and Western Australian governments on 4 May 1999, establishing the framework for the sustainable management of the forests of the south-west region of Western Australia.

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Western Australian RFA PDF 1281.6 MB

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The Western Australian Land Tenure and Zoning Map (April 1999) PDF [3.5 MB, 1 page] identifies the extent of the comprehensive adequate and representative reserve system in the south-west region of Western Australia.

Western Australian RFA five-yearly reviews

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

Historical Publications

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

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Comprehensive Regional Assessment:

Cultural and Heritage Reports:

Directions or Options Report:

Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Report:

Environment Reports:

Factsheets:

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What is the WA RFA? (no date) PDF 218 KB
A Profile of the Region (no date) PDF 213 KB

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Resource Report:

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Assessment of Mineral and Hydrocarbon Resources in the South-West Forest Region of WA (January 1998) PDF 1451.7 MB
Assessment of Mineral and Hydrocarbon Resources in the South-West Forest Region of WA (January 1998) DOC 145615 KB
Table 1: Summary of geological and mineralising events GIF122 KB
Table 3: Demonstrated and inferred heavy sand resources for sites within mineral and partially within the South-West Forest region DOC 1614 KB
Figure 2: Mineral potential tract for bauxite (Bxt1) GIF1112 KB
Figure 3: Mineral potential tract for coal (Coal1) GIF1122 KB
Figure 4: Mineral potential tract for lateritic/saprolitic gold (Au1) GIF1102 KB
Figure 5: Mineral potential tract for Archaean/Precambrian gold (Au2) GIF1129 KB
Figure 6: Mineral potential tract for rift-related epithermal gold-silver (Au3) GIF146 KB
Figure 7: Mineral potential tract for placer gold (Au4) GIF175 KB
Figure 8: Mineral potential tract for shoreline-fluviatile placer titanium (heavy mineral sands) (HMS1) GIF1146 KB
Figure 9: Mineral potential tract for rare-metal pegmatites (RMPeg1) GIF198 KB
Figure 10: Mineral potential tract for alluvial tin and tantalum (RE1) GIF1106 KB
Figure 11: Mineral potential tract for hydrocarbons (Hydrocarb) GIF193 KB
Figure 12: Mineral potential tract for synorogenic-synvolcanic nickel, copper, chromium and platinum group elements (CuNiPGE1) GIF1129 KB
Figure 13: Mineral potential tract for lateritic/saprolitic nickel (Ni1) GIF158 KB
Figure 14: Mineral potential tract for vanadiferous and titaniferous magnetite (VTi1) GIF1129 KB
Figure 15: Mineral potential tract for silica and quartzite (Silica1) GIF1103 KB
Figure 16: Mineral potential tract for clay (Kao) GIF1100 KB
Figure 17: Mineral potential tract for pegmatite-related industrial minerals (Peg1) GIF1135 KB
Figure 18: Mineral potential tract for graphite (Graph1) GIF194 KB
Figure 19: Mineral potential tract for kyanite (Kya1) GIF192 KB
Figure 20: Mineral potential tract for iron ore (Fe1) GIF187 KB
Figure 21: Mineral potential tract for volcanic massive sulphide base metal deposits (BM1) GIF191 KB
Figure 22: Mineral potential tract for peat/lignite (Peat1) GIF1119 KB
Map 1: Precambrian Geology GIF1387 KB
Map 2: Phanerozoic Geology GIF1255 KB
Map 3: Regolith GIF1433KB
Map 4: Mineral Commodities and Structures GIF1234 KB
Map 5: Exploration and Mining Tenements and Activity GIF1255 KB
Map 6: Mineral Resources GIF1227 KB
Map 7: Composite Mineral Potential GIF1343 KB
Map 8: Cumulative Mineral Potential GIF1380 KB
Map 9: Weighted Composite Mineral Potential GIF1335 KB
Map 10: Weighted Cumulative Mineral Potential and Resources GIF11.5 MB

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Social and Economic Reports:

Annual Report:

Annual Reports were required for the first five years of each RFA

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Western Australia Regional Forest Agreement Annual Report June 2000 PDF 1236 KB
Western Australia Regional Forest Agreement Annual Report June 2000 DOC 12124 KB

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