The Forest Practices Authority
The Forest Practices Authority is an independent statutory body that administers the Tasmanian forest practices system on both public and private land. Its primary responsibility is regulating the management of forest and threatened non-forest vegetation.
Change to land clearing regulation, Dec 2014
The Tasmanian Government has amended its policy on land clearing. However, a certified forest practices plan is still required in most circumstances.
Updated Forest Practices Code available 1 July 2015
PLEASE NOTE: The reference to 'this edition of the Code' in section C4.2 on page 47 of the Forest Practices Code 2015 is to be interpreted as a reference to the 2000 edition of the Forest Practices Code. Thus no trees are to be harvested within 10 m of a Class 1, 2 or 3 watercourse for plantations established after 1st January 2001, which is the date of commencement of the 2000 edition of the Forest Practices Code.
The amendments are explained here.