Submissions

  • Victorian Climate Change Framework

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries [VAFI] appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Victorian Climate Change Framework 2016. In this submission VAFI notes the recognition that the pathway to reducing Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions should include investment and promotion of jobs and skills in regional and rural Victoria – specifically in the carbon forestry and renewable energy sectors.

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  • Review of the native vegetation clearing regulations: Outcomes Report

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Review of the Native Vegetation Clearing Regulations: Outcomes Report. In an earlier submission to the review, VAFI noted that the existing regulations consistently conflate sustainable timber harvesting with permanent land clearing, requiring landowners to purchase costly third party offsets in applications for harvesting operations.

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  • Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Consultation Paper of the Review of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988. In Victoria, the Code of Practice for Timber Production 2014 mandates compliance with the Flora and Fauna Guarantee (FFG) Act Action Statements.

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