Private native forestry

Private Native Forestry is the sustainable management of native forests on private property for timber production. This can include the harvesting of timber for a variety of products such as flooring, construction timber, power poles, furniture and firewood.

At Local Land Services, we’re responsible for private native forestry advice and approvals. The NSW Environment Protection Authority is responsible for compliance and enforcement of private native forestry.

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UPDATE:  Recent bushfires have affected parts of NSW where there are Private Native Forestry Plans in place.  Information on managing a Private Native Forestry area following a bushfire is available here.

Private native forestry review

Under the NSW Forestry Industry Roadmap the Government is reforming the regulatory framework for forestry in NSW. This includes a comprehensive review of private native forestry (PNF).

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 forest estate.

The NSW Government released draft PNF Codes of Practice for 8-weeks of public exhibition on 24 March 2020, ending 19 May 2020. Submissions on the draft PNF Codes of Practice have now closed.

The next steps in the PNF Review are the review of submissions on the draft PNF Codes of Practice and the development of new streamlined PNF Codes of Practice that are clear, easier to use and support long-term ecologically sustainable forest management.

Any queries regarding the PNF Review can be emailed to

For more information on the Private Native Forestry Review click on this link

Read more about the announcement here.

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