Victorian Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement

​​​The Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) is one of five RFAs in Victoria. The Australian and Victorian governments signed the Gippsland RFA on 31 March 2000, establishing the framework for the sustainable management of the forests in the Gippsland RFA region.

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Memorandum of Understanding for extension of the Victorian RFAs

On 5 May 2018, the Victorian and Australian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure that long term extensions and updates to the Victorian RFA framework can be agreed by 31 March 2020.

Both governments have committed to working towards 20-year extensions of Victoria’s RFAs to come into effect from March 2020 that have regard to the outcomes of further assessments and the engagement processes which are set out in the MoU.

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MoU for the extension of the Victorian RFAs PDF 8 1.17 MB
MoU for the extension of the Victorian RFAs DOCX 8 72 KB

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Joint Victorian and Australian Government Consultation

The Australian and Victorian Governments jointly undertook extensive public consultation from 3 May to 7 July 2019 to inform the negotiation of extensions to Victoria’s 5 RFAs, including holding over 45 face to face events between 3 June and 7 July.

In total, 134 written submissions and 733 online survey responses were received, and over 330 participants took part in the face to face engagement sessions.

An independent report on the consultation outcomes across all 5 of Victoria’s RFA regions was released in December 2019.

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Independent Report on Joint Consultation on Modernisation of the Victorian Regional Forest Agreements PDF 95 1.9 MB

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A more detailed summary report of input and discussion at the engagement events was also independently prepared for each RFA region. The Gippsland regional report is published below.

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Consultation Summary Report – Gippsland RFA PDF 37 1.1 MB

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Victorian RFAs five-yearly reviews

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

The Victorian Government has reported on its five RFAs collectively:

Historical Publications

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

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Comprehensive Regional Assessment:

Directions or Options Report:

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Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement Consultation Paper (January 2000) PDF 1 1.2 MB
Map: Gippsland RFA – Draft Land Use (March 2000) GIF 1 5.0 MB

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Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management Report:

Environment Reports:

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Biodiversity Assessment Report (February 2000) PDF 134 1.7 MB
Appendices A-F PDF 177 829 KB
Map 1: Environmental Stratification PDF 1 1.7 MB
Map 2: Extant Ecological Vegetation Classes PDF 1 1.9 MB
Map 3: Ecological Vegetation Communities - Pre-1750 Extent GIF 1 2.4 MB
Map 4: Flora Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 5: Arboreal Mammal Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 6: Large Mammal Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 7: Small Ground Mammals Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 8: Bat Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 9: Diurnal Bird Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 10: Nocturnal Bird Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 11: Large Forest Owl Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.1 MB
Map 12: Amphibian Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 13: Reptile Survey Intensity PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 14: Distribution of Fish and Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey Sites PDF 1 889 KB
National Estate Identification and Assessment in the Gippsland Region of Victoria (January 2000) PDF 133 525 KB
Map 1: Places in Gippsland currently listed in the Register of the National Estate PDF 1 1.1 MB
Map 2: Social Value PDF 1 880 KB
Map 3: Aesthetic Value PDF 1 958 KB
Map 4: Historic Value PDF 1 897 KB
Map 5: Natural Landscapes PDF 1 1.5 MB
Map 6: Undisturbed Catchments PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 7: Wilderness Quality PDF 1 1.8 MB
Map 8: Old Growth Forest PDF 1 1.7 MB
Map 9: Endemic Flora PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 10: Limit of Range Flora PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 11: Disjunct Flora Populations PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 12: Relictual Ecological Vegetation Classes PDF 1 1.6 MB
Map 13: Phylogenetically Significant Flora PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 14: Refugia from Climate Change PDF 1 2.3 MB
Map 15: Contemporary Flora Refugia PDF 1 2.5 MB
Map 16: Remnant Vegetation PDF 1 1.7 MB
Map 17: Areas of High Modelled Flora Species Richness PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 18: Rare Flora GIF 1 1.7 MB
Map 19: Rare Old-growth Forest PDF 1 1.7 MB
Map 20: Areas Demonstrating Principle Characteristics of EVCs PDF 1 3.2 MB
Map 21: Endemic Fauna PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 22: Limit of Range Fauna PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 23: Disjunct Fauna Populations PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 24: Key Fauna Habitats PDF 1 1.5 MB
Map 25: Rare Fauna PDF 1 1.6 MB
Map 26: Geology and Geomorphology PDF 1 1.4 MB
Map 27: Natural History Sites PDF 1 1.4 MB

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Factsheets:

Resource Reports:

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Central Gippsland Forest Management Area – Timber Resource Analysis (9 February 2000) PDF 8 10 MB
Tambo Forest Management Area – Timber Resource Analysis (9 February 2000) PDF 8 7.2 MB
Minerals Assessment Report (January 2000) PDF 199 3.4 MB
Map 1: Geology PDF 1 3.3 MB
Map 2: Mineral Occurrences, Goldfields and Coalfields PDF 1 1.7 MB
Map 3: Composite Mineral Potential PDF 1 1.2 MB
Map 4: Cumulative Mineral Potential PDF 1 1.5 MB
Figure 2: Land Tenure and Exploration Licences PDF 1 351 KB
Figure 3: Mineral Potential Tract for Slate-Belt Gold Deposits PDF 1 234 KB
Figure 4: Mineral Potential Tract for Disseminated Gold Deposits PDF 1 286 KB
Figure 5: Mineral Potential Tract for Epithermal Deposits for Gold Silver Deposits PDF 1 235 KB
Figure 6: Mineral Potential Tract for Alluvial Gold Deposits PDF 1 253 KB
Figure 7: Mineral Potential Tract for Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposits PDF 1 244 KB
Figure 8: Mineral Potential Tract for Volcanic Associated Massive Sulphide Base Metal Deposits PDF 1 238 KB
Figure 9: Mineral Potential Tract for Gold Associated with Volcanic Massive Sulphide Deposits PDF 1 241 KB
Figure 10: Mineral Potential Tract for Irish Style Carbonate Hosted Base Metal Deposits PDF 1 231 KB
Figure 11: Mineral Potential Tract for Tin Vein Deposits PDF 1 244 KB
Figure 12: Mineral Potential Tract for Tin Greisen Deposits PDF 1 236 KB
Figure 13: Mineral Potential Tract for Tungsten-Molybdenum Vein Deposits PDF 1 248 KB
Figure 14: Mineral Potential Tract for Tungsten Skarn Deposits PDF 1 239 KB
Figure 15: Mineral Potential Tract for Nickel Copper Deposits PDF 1 235 KB
Figure 16: Mineral Potential Tract for Sandstone Hosted Uranium Deposits PDF 1 243 KB
Figure 17: Mineral Potential Tract for Sediment Hosted Copper Deposits in Red Bed Sediments PDF 1 241 KB
Figure 18: Mineral Potential Tract for Brown Coal PDF 1 252 KB
Figure 19: Mineral Potential Tract for Dimension Stone PDF 1 247 KB
Figure 20: Mineral Potential Tract for Limestone PDF 1 243 KB
Figure 21: Mineral Potential Tract for Silica Sand PDF 1 244 KB
Figure 22: Mineral Potential Tract for Kaolin PDF 1 245 KB
Figure 23: Mineral Potential Tract for Bauxite PDF 1 235 KB

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Social and Economic Reports:

Document Pages File size
Social Assessment Report (February 2000) PDF 168 902 KB
Maps PDF 6 1.5 MB
Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement Social Impact Analysis (no date) PDF 10 49 KB

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Annual Reports

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Last reviewed: 25 February 2020
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