New South Wales Eden Regional Forest Agreement

​​The Eden Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is one of three RFAs in New South Wales. The Australian and New South Wales governments signed the Eden RFA on 26 August 1999.

The Eden RFA was varied on 28 November 2018 with an extension until 26 August 2039, as it has proven to be a strong and effective framework for the sustainable management of Eden RFA region’s forests. The extension was formalised following assessment, public consultation and independent review.

The Eden RFA now has a 20-year rolling life, so at any point in time the Eden RFA will be between 15 and 20 years from expiring, depending on the satisfactory completion of the five-yearly reviews.

Extending the Eden RFA gives long-term surety of resource access for industry, ecologically sustainable management and use of forested areas and an extensive system of conservation reserves.

The Eden RFA variation includes two Annexures: Annexure 1 is the RFA marked up; Annexure 2 is a ‘clean’ version of the RFA as varied without the mark up.

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2018 Eden RFA variation PDF210 2.0 MB

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For details on the process for extending the Eden RFA please see the New South Wales Regional Forest Agreements webpage.

New South Wales RFAs five-yearly reviews

It is a requirement of the Eden RFA that its performance is reviewed every five years. The details of the Eden RFA review process is outlined in the agreement.

The Australian and New South Wales governments have reported on the three NSW RFAs collectively:

The 1999 Eden RFA

The Australian and New South Wales governments signed the Eden RFA on 26 August 1999. The agreement was for a duration of 20 years and was set to expire on 26 August 2019.

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Eden RFA PDF92956 KB
Eden RFA DOC92476 KB

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Historical Publications

Many historical publications informed the development of the Eden RFA and continue to underpin the management of forests covered by the agreement.

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Comprehensive Regional Assessments:

Cultural and Heritage Reports:

Directions or Options Report:

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Towards an Eden Regional Forest Agreement (May 1998) PDF100829 KB
Summary PDF6264 KB
Appendices PDF42471 KB

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Ecologically Sustainable Forestry Management Report:

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Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management for the Eden RFA Assessment (November 1998) PDF95414 KB

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Environment Reports:

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API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - Introduction DOC987 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 1. Background DOC433 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 2. Methods DOC1064 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 3. Results and Discussion DOC888 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 4. Mapping Historical Forest Disturbances DOC222 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 5. Recommendations DOC435 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 6. Glossary DOC222 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 7. References DOC220 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 8. Maps DOC1020 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 9. Appendices DOC792.2 MB
Compilation and Validation of State Forests Flora Data— Eden CRA Region (November 1997) PDF36351 KB
Eden Fauna Modelling (March 1998) PDF148780 KB
Forest Ecosystem Classification and Mapping for the Eden Comprehensive Regional Assessment (May 1998) PDF28306 KB
Forest Ecosystem Classification and Mapping for the Eden Comprehensive Regional Assessment (May 1998) - Appendix DOC1482.1 MB
JANIS and Natural National Estate Conservation Requirements (May 1998) PDF157660 KB
JANIS and Natural National Estate Conservation Requirements (May 1998) DOC1572.5 MB
Old-growth Forest Related Projects - Eden Region (May 1998) PDF74687 KB
Response to Disturbance of Forest Species in CRA Regions in NSW - Eden Region (December 1997) PDF22595 KB
Response to Disturbance of Forest Species in CRA Regions in NSW - Eden Region (December 1997) - Appendices PDF47234 KB
Wilderness Assessment - Eden Region (May 1998) PDF50306 KB

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Resource Reports:

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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