In this submission, EDO NSW comments on five overarching issues that apply to the RFA review process, including the development of  A Report of Progress with Implementation of NSW Regional Forest Agreements: Second & Third five-yearly reviews July 2004 – June 2014 (Progress Report).

Our 5 key areas of concern are:

  1. RFA reviews have not occurred in the required timeframes
  2. Poor community consultation
  3. Lack of third party civil enforcement and a culture of non-compliance
  4. Limited data on environmental indicators
  5. Need for transparent forestry governance and operational requirements.