Reporting

If you’re a landholder, you’re required to report annually if you have carried out private native forestry operations in the previous calendar year, or if you plan to undertake private native forestry operations in the coming year.

You need to use the reporting template to complete the annual report. Annual reports are due at the end of March each year, and may be submitted to Local Land Services by email at pnf.info@lls.nsw.gov.au or to the Environment Protection Authority at info@epa.nsw.gov.au or 131 555.

You don’t need to provide a report if you haven’t carried out any harvesting in the previous year and have no intention of harvesting your forest in the coming year.

PNF PLANS

Part 5B of the Local Land Services Act 2013 requires landholders to obtain an approved Private Native Forestry Plans before undertaking forestry operations. You can find a breakdown of PNF Plans below.

Table 1: Total number of private native forestry plans approved

Forest region2011-122012-132013-142014–152015–162016–172017–182018–192019-202020-21
Northern NSW312285248202306314229216275252
Southern NSW1828671311212918
River Red Gum18261611181011928
Cypress and Western Hardwood89112231111910
Totals356348281222339338253248295288

Table 2: ~ Area (hectares) of private native forestry plans approved

Forest region2011-122012-132013-142014–152015–162016–172017–182018–192019-202020-21
Northern NSW58,73043,20035,19024,67141,46433,17724,58424,45830,73830,586
Southern NSW3,0934,2434945777567012593724264,932
Riverina Red Gum4,66410,0471,6948717,2862,4162,5494,134243,367
Cypress and Western Hardwood5,6783,6983,5211,8372,1551,8924,2614,5553,2483,685
Totals72,16561,18840,89927,95651,66138,18631,65333,51934,43642,570

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