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FOREST PRACTICES ACT 1985 - SCHEDULE 7

- Objective of the Forest Practices System of Tasmania

SCHEDULE 7 - Objective of the Forest Practices System of Tasmania

Sections 4B and 37B

The objective of the State's forest practices system is to achieve sustainable management of Crown and private forests with due care for the environment and taking into account social, economic and environmental outcomes while delivering, in a way that is as far as possible self-funding–

(a) an emphasis on self-regulation; and

(ab) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  

(b) planning before forest operations; and

(c) delegated and decentralized approvals for forest practices plans and other forest practices matters; and

(d) a forest practices code which provides practical standards for forest management, timber harvesting and other forest operations; and

(e) an emphasis on consultation and education; and

(ea) an emphasis on research, review and continuing improvement; and

(eb) the conservation of threatened native vegetation communities; and

(f) provision for the rehabilitation of land in cases where the forest practices code is contravened; and

(g) an independent appeal process; and

(h) through the declaration of private timber reserves– a means by which private land holders are able to ensure the security of their forest resources.

Table Of Amendments
Act Number and year Date of commencement
Commercial Arbitration Act 1986 No. 91 of 1986 1.1.1987
Forest Practices Act 1985 No. 48 of 1985 2.11.1987
Administrative Arrangements (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1990 No. 5 of 1990 1.7.1990
Public Land (Administration and Forests) Act 1991 No. 42 of 1991 4.12.1991
Forest Practices Amendment Act 1994 No. 29 of 1994 1.7.1994
Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Consequential Amendments) Act 1996 No. 37 of 1996 25.1.1996
Mental Health (Consequential Amendments) Act 1996 No. 32 of 1996 1.2.1997
Forest Practices Amendment (Private Timber Reserves) Act 1998 No. 48 of 1998 18.12.1998
Forest Practices Amendment Act 1999 No. 23 of 1999 1.7.1999
Financial Sector Reform (Tasmania) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1999 No. 74 of 1999 1.1.2000
State Service (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2000 No. 86 of 2000 1.5.2001
Duties Act 2001 No. 15 of 2001 1.7.2001
Forest Practices Amendment Act 2001 No. 110 of 2001 1.1.2002
Forest Practices Amendment (Tree Ferns) Act 2001 No. 113 of 2001 1.1.2002
Forest Practices Amendment (Conservation Covenants) Act 2002 No. 17 of 2002 11.9.2002
National Parks and Wildlife Separation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2002 No. 64 of 2002 31.12.2002
Forest Practices Amendment Act 2003 No. 57 of 2003 25.9.2003
Relationships (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 No. 45 of 2003 1.1.2004
Forest Practices Amendment Act 2005 No. 16 of 2005 1.7.2005
Forest Practices Amendment (Administrative Reform) Act 2004 No. 55 of 2004 1.7.2005
1.7.2005
Forest Practices Amendment (Threatened Native Vegetation Communities) Act 2006 No. 35 of 2006 30.4.2007
Legal Profession (Miscellaneous and Consequential Amendments) Act 2007 No. 66 of 2007 31.12.2008
Audit (Consequential Amendments) Act 2008 No. 50 of 2008 1.3.2009
1.7.2010
Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013 No. 7 of 2013 3.6.2013
Forest Management (Consequential Amendments) Act 2013 No. 50 of 2013 11.12.2013
Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 No. 12 of 2014 22.10.2014


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