Private Native Forestry Review Terms of Reference – Public Submissions

From Local Land Services –

As part of the NSW Government’s review of Private Native Forestry (PNF), we invite you to have input on how the state’s private native forest estate is managed.

The NSW Government has released the attached PNF Review Terms of Reference. The PNF Review seeks to balance the sustainable development of the private native timber and agricultural industries while recognising the environmental values of the private native forest estate.

Local Land Services will lead the PNF Review in collaboration with the Environment Protection Authority and the Department of Primary Industries.

We are seeking your early feedback and comments on how the PNF Review can meet the objectives and scope set out in the attached PNF Terms of Reference.

In particular, we are seeking your views on what is currently working well in the management of PNF and what can be improved, including:

  • the PNF Codes of Practice
  • the rules and regulations that govern PNF
  • the PNF authorisation process, and
  • PNF training and advisory services.

To have your say please make a submission by 31 January 2019. To make a submission:

Private Native Forestry Review

Locked Bag 6013


All submissions will be published unless marked confidential.

Following this public exhibition period, submissions will be reviewed and considered prior to developing new draft PNF Codes of Practice. There will be further opportunity for public comment when the new draft PNF Codes of Practice are placed on public exhibition during 2019.

For more information on the PNF Review please contact us on 1300 778 080 or visit our web-site

If you know of other people or organisations that may be interested in having input into the PNF Review please refer them to our website or contact us on 1300 778 080.

We encourage you to make a submission to help ensure the PNF Review gets the balance right between the sustainable development of our private native timber and agricultural industries and the important environmental values of NSW’s private native forest estate.

Kind regards,

David Witherdin

Chief Executive Officer, Local Land Services

Office of the Chief Executive
Local Land Services