08 Oct 2020
The Environment Protection Authority has commenced prosecution against Forestry Corporation of NSW in the Land and Environment Court.
Without commenting on the merits of the prosecution as this matter is before the courts, during this renewable timber harvesting operation 21 hectares of koala habitat was set aside, which was three times what was required under the ruleset, protecting an additional 6000 trees, and the EPA allegations relate to nine trees.
Forestry Corporation recognises the importance of complying with the strict environmental regulations that apply to forestry operations and carried out a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to these alleged offences.
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