Consultation on draft Western Forestry Management Plan

We are seeking feedback on our draft Western Forest Management Plan. 

A draft plan has been prepared for the Western Hardwood and Cypress forest areas and is available to view.

The draft plan reflects current practices at Forestry Corporation and demonstrates our commitment to balancing the community’s needs for timber and access to the forests for recreation, with the continued health of forest ecosystems and biodiversity.

It also summarises the systematic approach Forestry Corporation takes to sustainable forest management, outlines the legal and regulatory framework in which we operate, and shows our commitment to maintaining certification to the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (Responsible Wood).

This Forest Management Plan replaces the former Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management plans for the Western Region. The updated plan also meets the Forestry Act 2012 requirement for the preparation of Forest Management Plans.

It does not propose any substantial changes in terms of the conduct of forest activities or the impact of activities on the environment and local communities and describes Forestry Corporation’s current sustainable forest management practices.

Download the draft Western Forest Management Plan  PDF, 3141.43 KB

Calling for feedback

Feedback will be considered as we finalise the plan for adoption. We intend that the plan will be finalised by the end of 2018.

If you make a submission, we'll advise you how your feedback was considered and where appropriate, incorporated into the final plan.

How to make a submission

Submissions are invited up to COB 31 October 2018.

Submissions can be made via email to or in writing to PO Box 100 Beecroft NSW 2119.

Page last updated/reviewed:27 Sep 2018