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 PDF 210 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 PDF 92 956 KB
Eden RFA DOC 92 476 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) PDF 100 829 KB
Summary PDF 6 264 KB
Appendices PDF 42 471 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) PDF 95 414 KB

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Environment Reports:

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API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - Introduction DOC 9 87 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 1. Background DOC 4 33 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 2. Methods DOC 10 64 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 3. Results and Discussion DOC 8 88 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 4. Mapping Historical Forest Disturbances DOC 2 22 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 5. Recommendations DOC 4 35 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 6. Glossary DOC 2 22 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 7. References DOC 2 20 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 8. Maps DOC 10 20 KB
API (Aerial Photography Interpretation) Mapping Report for Eden Region (May 1998) - 9. Appendices DOC 79 2.2 MB
Compilation and Validation of State Forests Flora Data— Eden CRA Region (November 1997) PDF 36 351 KB
Eden Fauna Modelling (March 1998) PDF 148 780 KB
Forest Ecosystem Classification and Mapping for the Eden Comprehensive Regional Assessment (May 1998) PDF 28 306 KB
Forest Ecosystem Classification and Mapping for the Eden Comprehensive Regional Assessment (May 1998) - Appendix DOC 148 2.1 MB
JANIS and Natural National Estate Conservation Requirements (May 1998) PDF 157 660 KB
JANIS and Natural National Estate Conservation Requirements (May 1998) DOC 157 2.5 MB
Old-growth Forest Related Projects - Eden Region (May 1998) PDF 74 687 KB
Response to Disturbance of Forest Species in CRA Regions in NSW - Eden Region (December 1997) PDF 22 595 KB
Response to Disturbance of Forest Species in CRA Regions in NSW - Eden Region (December 1997) - Appendices PDF 47 234 KB
Wilderness Assessment - Eden Region (May 1998) PDF 50 306 KB

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Factsheets:

Resource Reports:

Social and Economic Reports:

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A Report on Forest Wood Resources and Wood Based Industries in the Eden CRA Region (March 1998) PDF 102 305 KB
A Report on Forest Wood Resources and Wood Based Industries in the Eden CRA Region (March 1998) DOC 102 506 KB
Economic Value of Recreation and Tourism in Forests of the Eden RFA (December 1997) PDF 45 453 KB
Economic Value of Recreation and Tourism in Forests of the Eden RFA (December 1997) - Appendix 1 XLS   47 KB
Economic Value of Recreation and Tourism in Forests of the Eden RFA (December 1997) - Appendix 2 XLS   27 KB
Economic Value of Recreation and Tourism in Forests of the Eden RFA (December 1997) - Appendix 3 PDF 1 10 KB
Industry Development Opportunities for the Southern NSW Forest Industry to 2010 and 2020 (October 1997) PDF 60 308 KB
Local Impacts of Forest Industry Expenditure in the Eden CRA region (December 1997) PDF 52 167 KB
Post Impact Analysis and Regional Profile of the Eden CRA Region (April 1998) PDF 30 355 KB
Report on Apiary in the Eden CRA region (February 1998) PDF 26 98 KB
Social Assessment with Indigenous Aboriginal Communities in the Eden CRA Region (May 1998) PDF 10 45 KB
Social Values of Forests - Eden CRA Region (April 1998) PDF 81 389 KB
Social Values of Forests - Eden CRA Region (April 1998) DOC 81 1.1 MB
Structural Adjustment & Mitigative Processes in the Eden CRA: A Social Assessment (December 1997) PDF 62 527 KB
Thinking About Forests - Community Attitudes Towards Forests in New South Wales (April 1998) PDF 62 629 KB

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Last reviewed: 10 May 2021
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