The Forest Practices Authority (FPA) released a new issue of the Forest Practices Code on 6 October 2020. The Forest Practices Code 2020 is the fifth version of the Code since it was first released in 1987. The changes are a result of the most comprehensive review in 20 years. FPA Chair, John Ramsay, launched the new Code saying, ‘The review found that most of the code was still relevant and fit-for-purpose but some aspects were updated and some new material was added.’ The new Code will come into force on 1 January 2021.
The FPA 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. For further coverage of the launch click here