(1) The Authority is part of the State's forest practices system, the objective of which is set out in Schedule 7.
(2) The Authority is to act in all matters in a manner that
(a) best advances the objective of the State's forest practices system; and
(b) fosters a co-operative approach towards policy development and management in forest practices matters; and
(c) takes into account social, economic and environmental outcomes of its decision-making processes.