Code of Practice for Timber Production 2007
The Code of Practice for Timber Production 2007 (the Code) is a key regulatory instrument that applies to commercial timber production in both public and private native forests and plantations in Victoria. It is a statutory document prepared under Part 5 of the Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987. Compliance is required under the Sustainable Forest (Timber) Act 2004 and via its incorporation into the Victoria Planning Provisions.
The purpose of the Code is to ensure that commercial timber growing and timber harvesting operations are carried out on both public land and private land in such a way that:
- permits an economically viable, internationally competitive, sustainable timber industry
- is compatible with the conservation of the wide range of environmental, social and cultural values associated with timber production forests
- provides for the ecologically sustainable management of native forests proposed for continuous timber production
- enhances public confidence in the management of Victoria's forests and plantations for timber production.
The Code, for example, requires that forest management plans are prepared for all forest management areas in State forest in Victoria.
- Expanatory notes
- 1. General
- 2. Application of the Code – Public Forests 1
- 3. Application of the Code – Private Native Forests
- 4. Application of the Code – Plantations
- Appendix A
- Appendix B