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Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement

The Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement (RFA), is an inter-governmental agreement between the Tasmanian and Australian Governments, signed in November 1997. The Agreement provides for the long term sustainable management of Tasmania's forests, both public and privately owned, and applies for 20 years, with five-yearly reviews.

Tasmania was the first state in Australia to be fully covered by an RFA. Documents relating to the preparation and release of the RFA, including the Agreement, land use maps, media release and fact sheets, reports and assessments can be found on the Australian Government's RFA website.

Since signing the RFA, several Tasmanian Government agencies have been involved in its implementation. Whole-of-Government co-ordination is facilitated by the Department of State Growth. Other Tasmanian Government agencies involved are the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Forestry Tasmania, Private Forests Tasmania, and the Forest Practices Authority.