Coastal IFOA operations post 2019-2020 bushfires

Integrated forestry operations approval (IFOA) outlines the conditions and settings for harvesting timber on NSW state forest and Crown timber land, including provisions for the protection of the environment and for threatened species conservation.

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces requested us through a terms of reference to provide independent, evidence -based advice on forestry operations under the coastal IFOA as the NSW public forest estate recovers from the 2019-20 bushfires.

The Minister requested this advice in confidence.

The request is in accordance with sections 13 (1) (d1) and 13 (1) (g) of the Natural Resources Commission Act 2003.