Forest Management Act 2013


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Forest Management Act 2013

An Act to provide for the management of permanent timber production zone land, to repeal the Forestry Act 1920 and for related purposes

[Royal Assent 6 November 2013]

Be it enacted by His Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly, in Parliament assembled, as follows:

PART 1 - Preliminary

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Forest Management Act 2013 .

2.   Commencement

This Act commences on a day to be proclaimed.

3.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears –
annual supply of veneer and sawlog means the minimum aggregate quantity of eucalypt veneer logs and eucalypt sawlogs that the Forest Manager must make available annually for the veneer and sawmilling industries in accordance with section 16 ;
conservation area has the same meaning as in the Nature Conservation Act 2002 ;
CPR Plan means a plan in the Central Plan Register;
Crown land has the same meaning as in the Crown Lands Act 1976 ;
Forest Manager means the Forest Manager referred to in section 7 ;
forest operations means work connected with –
(a) seeding and planting trees; or
(b) managing trees before they are harvested; or
(c) harvesting, extracting or quarrying forest products –
and includes any related land clearing, land preparation, burning-off or access construction;
Forest Practices Code means the Code issued by the Forest Practices Authority pursuant to section 30 of the Forest Practices Act 1985 and in force under that Act, and includes any amendments to that Code;
forest product means any of the following:
(a) vegetable growth that is on or from permanent timber production zone land;
(b) a product of growing or dead trees, shrub, timber or other vegetable growth that is on or from permanent timber production zone land;
(c) sand, gravel, clay, loam or stone that is on or from permanent timber production zone land;
forest road means –
(a) any road constructed or maintained by or for the Forest Manager either inside or outside permanent timber production zone land; or
(b) any other road on permanent timber production zone land, other than –
(i) a State highway within the meaning of the Roads and Jetties Act 1935 ; or
(ii) a subsidiary road within the meaning of the Roads and Jetties Act 1935 ; or
(iii) a local highway within the meaning of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 ; or
(c) any other road that is –
(i) on Crown land; and
(ii) being managed by a person for the purpose of timber production; or
(d) any bridge, tunnel, embankment, causeway, culvert, drain or other works constructed in respect of a road referred to in paragraph (a) , (b) or (c) ;
Forestry corporation means the Forestry corporation continued under section 6 ;
[Section 3 Amended by No. 12 of 2014, s. 15, Applied:22 Oct 2014] future potential production forest land has the same meaning as in the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 ;
permanent timber production zone land means –
(a) Crown land declared to be permanent timber production zone land under section 10 ; or
(b) land referred to in section 12 ; or
(c) land referred to in Schedule 2 ;
regional reserve has the same meaning as in the Nature Conservation Act 2002 ;
regulations means regulations made and in force in accordance with this Act;
repealed Act means the Forestry Act 1920 ;
timber includes the trunks and branches of trees, whether standing or not, and all wood, whether or not the same is cut up, sawn, hewn, split, or otherwise fashioned;
timber classification officer means a person appointed as a timber classification officer under section 17 ;
trees includes not only timber trees, but trees, shrubs and bushes, seedlings, saplings and re-shoots of every description and the roots of any such trees.

4.   Application of Act

(1)  Except as provided in this Act, this Act does not apply to Crown land that is reserved land within the meaning of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 .
(2)  This Act does not apply to Crown land that is reserved as a public reserve under the Crown Lands Act 1976 .

5.   

[Section 5 Repealed by No. 12 of 2014, s. 16, Applied:22 Oct 2014] .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
PART 2 - Forestry Corporation

6.   Continuation of Forestry corporation

The Forestry corporation established under the repealed Act continues in existence as a corporation with the same corporate name it had immediately before the commencement of this Act.
PART 3 - Forest Manager for Permanent Timber Production Zone Land

7.   Forest Manager for permanent timber production zone land

(1)  The Forestry corporation is the Forest Manager for permanent timber production zone land and has the functions and powers specified in this Act.
(2)  Notwithstanding section 9(1) , sections 9 and 10 of the Government Business Enterprises Act 1995 apply to the Forestry corporation in exercising its powers as the Forest Manager under this Act.

8.   Functions of Forest Manager

The Forest Manager has the following functions:
(a) to manage and control all permanent timber production zone land;
(b) to undertake forest operations on permanent timber production zone land for the purpose of selling forest products;
(c) such other functions as are approved in writing by the Minister and the Treasurer.

9.   Powers of Forest Manager

(1)  The Forest Manager has such powers as are necessary to enable it to perform its functions.
(2)  Without limiting subsection (1) , the Forest Manager may grant to a person a permit, licence, lease, or other occupation right, in relation to permanent timber production zone land.
PART 4 - Permanent Timber Production Zone Land

10.   Reservation of Crown land as permanent timber production zone land

(1)  The Minister, by order published in the Gazette (a permanent timber production zone land order), may declare Crown land specified in that order to be permanent timber production zone land for the purposes of this Act.
(1A)  [Section 10 Subsection (1A) inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 17, Applied:22 Oct 2014] Subsection (1) does not apply to Crown land that is future potential production forest land.
(2)  A permanent timber production zone land order is not a statutory rule for the purposes of the Rules Publication Act 1953 .
(3)  Before making a permanent timber production zone land order, the Minister must have obtained advice from the Forest Manager that the land proposed to be specified in the order is required for the supply of forest products.
(4)  The Minister must cause a permanent timber production zone land order and the advice referred to in subsection (3) to be laid before each House of Parliament within the first 5 sitting-days after the permanent timber production zone land order is made.
(5)  A proposed permanent timber production zone land order is of no effect unless it has been accepted by both Houses of Parliament.
(6)  A House of Parliament is taken to have accepted a proposed permanent timber production zone land order if the order has been laid on the table of that House and –
(a) it is accepted by that House; or
(b) at the expiration of 5 sitting-days after it was laid on the table of that House, no notice has been given of a motion to disallow it, or, if such notice has been given, the notice has been withdrawn or the motion has been negatived; or
(c) if any notice of a motion to disallow it is given during that period of 5 sitting-days, the notice is, after the expiration of that period, withdrawn or the motion is negatived.
(7)  If the proposed permanent timber production zone land order is accepted by both Houses of Parliament, the land specified in the order becomes permanent timber production zone land.

11.   Revocation of permanent timber production zone land

(1)  Subject to subsection (2) , the Minister may, by order published in the Gazette (a permanent timber production zone land revocation order), declare that any area of land specified in the order ceases to be, or form part of, permanent timber production zone land.
(1A)  [Section 11 Subsection (1A) inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 18, Applied:22 Oct 2014] Subsection (1) does not apply to permanent timber production zone land that is the subject of advice from the Minister administering the Crown Lands Act 1976 under section 6(7) of the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 .
(2)  [Section 11 Subsection (2) omitted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 18, Applied:22 Oct 2014] .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
(3)  A permanent timber production zone land revocation order is not a statutory rule for the purposes of the Rules Publication Act 1953 .
(4)  Before making a permanent timber production zone land revocation order, the Minister must have obtained advice from the Forest Manager on the impact, of the land proposed to be specified in the order ceasing to be, or form part of, permanent timber production zone land, on the capacity of the Forest Manager –
(a) to meet the annual supply of veneer and sawlog; and
(b) [Section 11 Subsection (4) amended by No. 12 of 2014, s. 18, Applied:22 Oct 2014] to supply logs to the holder of a forestry compensation certificate in accordance with Part 5A .
(5)  The Minister must cause a permanent timber production zone land revocation order and the advice referred to in subsection (4) to be laid before each House of Parliament within the first 5 sitting-days after the permanent timber production zone land revocation order is made.
(6)  A proposed permanent timber production zone land revocation order is of no effect unless it has been accepted by both Houses of Parliament.
(7)  A House of Parliament is taken to have accepted a proposed permanent timber production zone land revocation order if the order has been laid on the table of that House and –
(a) it is accepted by that House; or
(b) at the expiration of 5 sitting-days after it was laid on the table of that House, no notice has been given of a motion to disallow it, or, if such notice has been given, the notice has been withdrawn or the motion has been negatived; or
(c) if any notice of a motion to disallow it is given during that period of 5 sitting-days, the notice is, after the expiration of that period, withdrawn or the motion is negatived.
(8)  If the proposed permanent timber production zone land revocation order is accepted by both Houses of Parliament, the land specified in the order ceases to be permanent timber production zone land and becomes Crown land for the purposes of the Crown Lands Act 1976 .
(9)  A revocation order under this section is not required in respect of any permanent timber production zone land, that is not Crown land, that is sold, or otherwise disposed of, by the Forestry corporation.
(10)  Any permanent timber production zone land, that is not Crown land, that is sold, or otherwise disposed of, by the Forestry corporation ceases to be, or form part of, permanent timber production zone land on its sale or disposition.

11A.   Exchange of land

[Section 11A Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 19, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  On advice from the Minister administering the Crown Lands Act 1976 under section 6(7) of the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 , the Minister, by order published in the Gazette (a land exchange order), must –
(a) declare Crown land specified in that order to be permanent timber production zone land for the purposes of this Act; and
(b) declare that any other area of land specified in the order ceases to be, or form part of, permanent timber production zone land.
(2)  A land exchange order is not a statutory rule for the purposes of the Rules Publication Act 1953 .
(3)  The Minister must cause a land exchange order and the advice referred to in subsection (1) and the information obtained under section 6(2) and (4) of the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 to be laid before each House of Parliament within the first 5 sitting-days after the land exchange order is made.
(4)  A proposed land exchange order is of no effect unless it has been accepted by both Houses of Parliament.
(5)  A House of Parliament is taken to have accepted a proposed land exchange order if the order has been laid on the table of that House and –
(a) it is accepted by that House; or
(b) at the expiration of 15 sitting-days after it was laid on the table of that House, no notice has been given of a motion to disallow it, or, if such notice has been given, the notice has been withdrawn or the motion has been negatived; or
(c) if any notice of a motion to disallow it is given during that period of 15 sitting-days, the notice is, after the expiration of that period, withdrawn or the motion is negatived.
(6)  If the proposed land exchange order is accepted by both Houses of Parliament –
(a) [Section 11A Subsection (6) amended by No. 17 of 1996, Applied:22 Oct 2014] land specified in the order to be permanent timber production zone land becomes permanent timber production zone land and ceases to be future potential production forest land; and
(b) land specified in the order to cease to be, or form part of, permanent timber production zone land, ceases to be permanent timber production zone land and becomes –
(i) Crown land for the purposes of the Crown Lands Act 1976 ; and
(ii) future potential production forest land.

11B.   Conversion of future potential production forest land to permanent timber production zone land

[Section 11B Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 19, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  On receipt of advice from the Minister administering the Crown Lands Act 1976 under section 7(7) of the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 , the Minister, by order published in the Gazette (a land conversion order), must declare Crown land specified in that order to be permanent timber production zone land for the purposes of this Act.
(2)  A land conversion order is not a statutory rule for the purposes of the Rules Publication Act 1953 .
(3)  The Minister must cause a land conversion order and the advice referred to in subsection (1) together with the information obtained under section 7(2) and (4) of the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 to be laid before each House of Parliament within the first 5 sitting-days after the land conversion order is made.
(4)  A proposed land conversion order is of no effect unless it has been accepted by both Houses of Parliament.
(5)  A House of Parliament is taken to have accepted a proposed land conversion order if the order has been laid on the table of that House and –
(a) it is accepted by that House; or
(b) at the expiration of 15 sitting-days after it was laid on the table of that House, no notice has been given of a motion to disallow it, or, if such notice has been given, the notice has been withdrawn or the motion has been negatived; or
(c) if any notice of a motion to disallow it is given during that period of 15 sitting-days, the notice is, after the expiration of that period, withdrawn or the motion is negatived.
(6)  If the proposed land conversion order is accepted by both Houses of Parliament, land specified in the order to be permanent timber production zone land becomes permanent timber production zone land and ceases to be future potential production forest land.

12.   Land purchased, &c., by Forestry corporation becomes permanent timber production zone land

(1)  Any land purchased or acquired by the Forestry corporation becomes permanent timber production zone land.
(2)  In this section –
land does not include houses, buildings or similar structures on land.

12A.   Prohibition on purchase, &c., of future potential production forest land

[Section 12A Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 20, Applied:22 Oct 2014] The Forestry corporation must not purchase or otherwise acquire future potential production forest land.

13.   Access to permanent timber production zone land

(1)  The Forest Manager must perform its functions and exercise its powers so as to allow access to permanent timber production zone land for such purposes as are not incompatible with the management of permanent timber production zone land under this Act.
(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) prevents the Forest Manager from exercising its powers under sections 21 , 22 and 23 .

14.   Forest Manager may charge fee

The Forest Manager may, with the approval of the Minister, charge a person or a class of persons a fee for the right to access permanent timber production zone land or use a forest road for any purpose.
PART 5 - Wood Production Policy

15.   Sustainable management of Tasmania's forests

The Forest Manager must perform its functions in a manner that is consistent with the principles of forest management set out in the Forest Practices Code, as a contribution to the sustainable management of Tasmania's forests.

16.   Wood production supply

(1)  Each year the Forest Manager must make available –
(a) for the veneer and sawmilling industries, a minimum aggregate quantity of eucalypt veneer logs and eucalypt sawlogs, from permanent timber production zone land, that meets the prescribed specifications that are in force immediately before the commencement of this Act; and
(b) [Section 16 Subsection (1) amended by No. 12 of 2014, s. 21, Applied:22 Oct 2014] for a prescribed industry, the prescribed quantity, prescribed type and prescribed specification of other prescribed timber (including special species timber, as defined in section 19(1) of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013 ).
(2)  In subsection (1)(a)  –
minimum aggregate quantity means –
(a) 137 000 cubic metres of any combination of eucalypt veneer quality 1, eucalypt veneer quality 2, category 1 sawlogs, and category 3 sawlogs, as specified in Schedule 1 to the Forestry Regulations 2009 ; or
(b) if another quantity is prescribed, the prescribed quantity.
(3)  The regulations may prescribe the time for which the quantity, type and specification of other timber is to be made available and the source of the other timber.
PART 5A - Compensation Arrangements

16A.   Interpretation of Part

[Section 16A Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014] In this Part –
forest product means any of the following:
(a) sawn timber;
(b) veneer products;
(c) poles, piles or posts;
(d) any other forest product but not including –
(i) woodchips that are to be further processed outside Tasmania; or
(ii) whole logs that are to be further processed outside Tasmania; or
(iii) any other product excluded by the regulations, being a product not referred to in paragraph (a) , (b) or (c) ;
wood supply contract means a contract made between the Forestry corporation and a purchaser, the principal, or a principal, term of which is that the Forestry corporation should make available to that purchaser over a period of not less than 2 years a supply of a quantity of logs in return for monetary or other consideration.

16B.   Forestry compensation certificate

[Section 16B Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  Subject to this Part, the Minister must issue a forestry compensation certificate to a purchaser under a wood supply contract at the request of the Forestry corporation or the purchaser.
(2)  Before issuing a forestry compensation certificate the Minister –
(a) must be satisfied that –
(i) there is an enforceable wood supply contract; and
(ii) the logs to be supplied under the wood supply contract will be processed in Tasmania into a forest product; and
(iii) any requirements set out in regulations made under this Act that prescribe any economic or environmental requirement, concerning the logs, the source of the logs or the processing of the logs, are met; and
(b) must have received from the Forestry corporation certification that, having regard to all other enforceable wood supply contracts, it is able to supply the quantities of logs specified in the wood supply contract in accordance with its terms.
(3)  The Forestry corporation must issue certification if, having regard to all other enforceable wood supply contracts, it is able to supply the quantities of wood specified in the wood supply contract in accordance with its terms.

16C.   Contents of forestry compensation certificate

[Section 16C Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014] A forestry compensation certificate is to contain the following information:
(a) the name of the person to whom the certificate is issued;
(b) a description of the wood supply contract to which the certificate relates that is sufficient to enable that contract to be identified;
(c) the annual quantity of logs to which the certificate relates;
(d) the date on which the certificate ceases to have effect.

16D.   Transfer or assignment, &c., of forestry compensation certificate

[Section 16D Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  Subject to subsection (2) , the person to whom a forestry compensation certificate is issued may assign the rights and entitlements associated with that certificate in part or in full to a person to whom the purchaser's rights and entitlements, under the wood supply contract to which the certificate relates, are assigned.
(2)  The assignment of the rights and entitlements associated with the forestry compensation certificate must correspond to the assignment of the purchaser's rights and entitlements under the wood supply contract to which the certificate relates.
(3)  If the person to whom a forestry compensation certificate is issued assigns to another person the rights and entitlements associated with that certificate in part or in full in accordance with subsection (1) , the first-mentioned person is to –
(a) provide evidence to the Minister that the assignments referred to in subsection (1) have been effected; and
(b) deliver the certificate to the Minister; and
(c) deliver a copy of the contract by which the rights and entitlements, under the wood supply contract to which the certificate relates, are assigned.
(4)  On receipt of the evidence, forestry compensation certificate and contract, the Minister, if satisfied that the assignments referred to in subsection (1) have been effected, is to –
(a) issue to the assignee of the rights and entitlements under the forestry compensation certificate a new certificate to reflect the details of that assignment; and
(b) if any rights and entitlements under the forestry compensation certificate were not assigned by the assignor, issue to the assignor a new certificate in respect of those rights and entitlements that were not assigned.
(5)  On the issue of any new forestry compensation certificate or certificates in accordance with subsection (4) , the forestry compensation certificate referred to in subsection (3) is cancelled.
(6)  The cancellation of a forestry compensation certificate in accordance with subsection (5) does not affect any claim to compensation under that certificate that accrued before its cancellation.

16E.   Effect of forestry compensation certificate

[Section 16E Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  A forestry compensation certificate entitles the holder of the certificate to receive compensation in accordance with this section.
(2)  The holder of a forestry compensation certificate is entitled to compensation if the Forestry corporation certifies to the Minister that the Forestry corporation is, when requested by the holder, prevented from supplying logs to the holder, up to the quantities specified in the forestry compensation certificate and on the terms specified in the wood supply contract to which the certificate relates, as a result of –
(a) a change of the law of the State, including any change to section 16 of this Act, that has the effect of diminishing the quantities of logs available to the Forestry corporation for the supply of logs in accordance with the terms of the wood supply contract; or
(b) a change of policy –
(i) in relation to forest practices, within the meaning of the Forest Practices Act 1985 ; or
(ii) solely or primarily in relation to the Tasmanian forest industry by the Tasmanian Government –
that has the effect of diminishing the quantities of logs available to the Forestry corporation for the supply of logs in accordance with the terms of the wood supply contract.
(3)  The Forestry corporation must certify in accordance with subsection (2) if it is unable to supply logs in accordance with the terms of a wood supply contract.
(4)  Certification by the Forestry corporation under subsection (2) must include –
(a) the name of the holder of the forestry compensation certificate at the date of certification; and
(b) a description of the wood supply contract to which the certificate relates that is sufficient to enable that contract to be identified; and
(c) the annual quantity of logs to which the certificate relates; and
(d) the annual quantity of logs requested from the Forestry corporation by the holder of the certificate; and
(e) the annual quantity of logs that the Forestry corporation has made available, or can make available, to the holder of the certificate; and
(f) having regard to paragraphs (c) , (d) and (e) , the annual quantity of logs that the Forestry corporation is prevented from supplying to the holder as a result of the circumstances referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (2) ; and
(g) the period during which the Forestry corporation is prevented from supplying to the holder of the certificate the quantity referred to in paragraph (f) .
(5)  For the purposes of calculating the annual quantity of logs that the Forestry corporation has made available, or can make available, to the holder of a forestry compensation certificate under subsection (4)(e) , any quantity of logs supplied to the holder under any other wood supply contract, in respect of which a forestry compensation certificate has not been issued, is taken to have been supplied in full satisfaction or in part satisfaction, as the case may be, of the wood supply contract to which the certification by the Forestry corporation under subsection (2) relates.

16F.   Entitlement to compensation

[Section 16F Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  On receipt of the Forestry corporation's certification under section 16E(2) , the Minister becomes liable to pay compensation to the holder of the forestry compensation certificate to which the certification relates in accordance with this Part.
(2)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4) , the amount of compensation referred to in subsection (1) is the amount of damages that would have been payable by the Forestry corporation if the non-supply of the quantity of logs referred to in section 16E(4)(f) for the period referred to in section 16E(4)(g) in accordance with the terms of the wood supply contract had constituted a breach of contract by the Forestry corporation.
(3)  Subsection (2) applies only to the extent that the non-supply referred to in that subsection occurs as a result of the circumstances referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of section 16E(2) .
(4)  For the purposes of subsection (2) , the following matters are to be disregarded when calculating compensation:
(a) any agreement between the holder of the forestry compensation certificate and the Forestry corporation that limits the damages payable for a breach of the wood supply contract;
(b) any agreement between the holder of the forestry compensation certificate and the Forestry corporation to pay an agreed amount of damages for a breach of the wood supply contract.
(5)  A holder of a forestry compensation certificate entitled to compensation in accordance with this Part and the Forestry corporation must take all reasonable steps to minimise the loss or damage referred to in subsection (2) .

16G.   Determination of compensation

[Section 16G Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  In this section –
affected person means a person who is entitled to compensation in accordance with this Part.
(2)  Before agreeing an amount of compensation, the Minister must obtain the approval of the Solicitor-General to that amount.
(3)  If the affected person and the Minister agree the amount of compensation in writing, the compensation is that amount.
(4)  If the affected person and the Minister cannot agree the amount of compensation, the claim for compensation is to be determined in the same manner as a disputed claim for compensation under the Land Acquisition Act 1993 and, for that purpose –
(a) the certification given by the Forestry corporation is taken to be a notice of acquisition, within the meaning of that Act; and
(b) the amount of compensation to be determined is the amount referred to in section 16F(2) ; and
(c) the Crown is the acquiring authority.
(5)  Any compensation that an affected person receives under this section extinguishes any claim that the affected person would otherwise have had against the Forestry corporation in respect of the matters to which the compensation relates.
(6)  An affected person and the Forestry corporation are taken to be discharged from the performance of their respective obligations under a wood supply contract to the extent that the non-performance of those obligations is taken into account in agreeing or determining the compensation payable to the affected person in accordance with this section.

16H.   Amendment of forestry compensation certificate

[Section 16H Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  If the Forestry corporation and the holder of a forestry compensation certificate have agreed to vary the terms of the wood supply contract to which that certificate relates, the Forestry corporation must advise the Minister, within 14 days from the date on which the variation takes effect, of the varied terms.
(2)  On receipt of advice from the Forestry corporation under subsection (1) , the Minister must amend the forestry compensation certificate to which the wood supply contract relates to give effect to the variation.
(3)  Before amending a forestry compensation certificate, the Minister –
(a) must be satisfied that there is an enforceable wood supply contract; and
(b) must have received from the Forestry corporation certification that, having regard to all other enforceable wood supply contracts, it is able to supply the quantities of wood specified in the wood supply contract in accordance with its terms.

16I.   Continuation of forestry compensation certificates

[Section 16I Inserted by No. 12 of 2014, s. 22, Applied:22 Oct 2014]
(1)  A forestry compensation certificate issued pursuant to section 8(1) of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013 , as in force immediately before the commencement of the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 (the former certificate) –
(a) is taken to be a forestry compensation certificate issued under this Act; and
(b) a reference in the former certificate to section 8(1) of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013 is to be read as a reference to section 16B(1) of the Forest Management Act 2013 ; and
(c) a reference in the former certificate to section 11 is to be read as a reference to section 16E.
(2)  A reference to a forestry compensation certificate, issued pursuant to section 8(1) of the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act 2013 , as in force immediately before the commencement of the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Act 2014 , in any document is taken to be a reference to a forestry compensation certificate issued under this Act.
PART 6 - Miscellaneous

17.   Timber classification officers

(1)  The Forest Manager may appoint any of its employees, any person employed by a body corporate involved in the forest industry, or any other person whom it regards as being suitably qualified, to be a timber classification officer for the purposes of classifying timber and other forest products on, or harvested from, permanent timber production zone land.
(2)  A person who is not an employee of the Forest Manager is to be appointed on such terms as the Forest Manager determines and specifies in the instrument of appointment.
(3)  A person appointed as a timber classification officer must perform such duties relating to the classification of timber and other forest products as the Forest Manager directs.
(4)  A person appointed as a timber classification officer does not incur any personal liability for an act done or purported or omitted to be done by the officer acting as such in good faith.
(5)  An employee or other person appointed as a timber classification officer may hold that appointment and perform the duties of a timber classification officer in conjunction with any other office or appointment held by that person.
(6)  Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, a State Service officer or State Service employee is not, without the prior approval of the Head of the State Service Agency in which the officer or employee is employed –
(a) capable of being appointed as a timber classification officer; or
(b) entitled to receive any remuneration or allowances in his or her capacity as a timber classification officer.
(7)  In any proceedings, a certificate purporting to be signed by a person authorised, in writing, by the Forest Manager and stating that a person named in the certificate is, or was at a particular time or during a particular period, a timber classification officer is admissible as evidence of the matter stated in the certificate.

18.   Power to construct drains on adjoining land

(1)  The Forest Manager may construct or maintain a drain or watercourse in and through land adjoining or near a forest road as it considers necessary.
(2)  The Forest Manager must maintain a drain or watercourse constructed by it under subsection (1) .
(3)  The Forest Manager must not enter land for any purpose specified in subsection (1) or (2) unless –
(a) the Forest Manager has notified the owner and occupier of the land, in writing, of its intention to enter the land and the purpose of that entry; and
(b) not less than 14 days have elapsed since that notice was provided to the owner and occupier.
(4)  The Forest Manager must pay compensation to the owner and occupier of land entered under this section for any damage or loss suffered by reason of the construction or maintenance of a drain or watercourse by the Forest Manager under this section.
(5)  The compensation payable by the Forest Manager under this section is to be determined in the same manner as a disputed claim for compensation under the Land Acquisition Act 1993 .
(6)  For the purposes of subsection (4)  –
land means –
(a) land other than Crown land; or
(b) land that is owned or occupied by a Government Business Enterprise; or
(c) land that is owned by any other person or body.

19.   Constructing forest roads, &c.

The Forest Manager may construct and maintain forest roads, works and other facilities –
(a) in permanent timber production zone land; or
(b) for access to permanent timber production zone land.

20.   Forest Manager not liable for failure to maintain forest road

The Forest Manager does not incur any liability by virtue of its failure to keep a forest road in repair in respect of pedestrian or vehicular traffic using that road.

21.   Signage

(1)  The Forest Manager may erect signs –
(a) on or in respect of forest roads; or
(b) on permanent timber production zone land –
for the purposes of discharging its responsibilities or in the interests of safety.
(2)  The Forest Manager, wherever practicable, is to erect signs stating that a particular road is a forest road.
(3)  A person must not, without lawful excuse, undertake an activity or engage in conduct on a forest road or other land in permanent timber production zone land contrary to the directions of the Forest Manager expressed on a sign authorised by the Forest Manager.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

(4)  In any proceedings under subsection (3) , a certificate purporting to be signed by a person authorised, in writing, by the Forest Manager stating that at a particular time a sign was authorised by the Forest Manager for the purposes of this section is admissible as evidence that, at that time, the sign was so authorised.
(5)  A police officer who reasonably considers that a person is offending against subsection (3) may direct that person to leave the forest road or other land in permanent timber production zone land.
(6)  A person who is given a direction by a police officer under subsection (5) must comply with that direction.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

(7)  A police officer may arrest, without warrant, any person who fails to comply with a direction under subsection (5) .

22.   Request to leave, &c., permanent timber production zone land

(1)  In this section –
authorised officer means a person appointed as an authorised officer under subsection (2) .
(2)  The Forest Manager may appoint any of its employees to be an authorised officer for the purpose of this section.
(3)  An authorised officer may request a person –
(a) not to enter permanent timber production zone land or a forest road; or
(b) to leave permanent timber production zone land or a forest road; or
(c) to cease to undertake an activity conducted, or to cease to engage in conduct, on that land or road –
if the authorised officer is of the opinion that the entry or presence of that person, or the activity conducted, or the conduct engaged in, by that person on the land or road is preventing, has prevented or is about to prevent the Forest Manager from effectively or efficiently performing its functions.
(4)  An authorised officer may prohibit a person from entering, or remaining in, an area of permanent timber production zone land –
(a) that has been declared under section 68 of the Fire Service Act 1979 to be an area of extreme fire hazard; or
(b) that is an area in respect of which another person has a right of exclusive possession; or
(c) in the interests of a person's safety.
(5)  A person who fails to comply with a request from an authorised officer under subsection (3) or (4) is guilty of an offence.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

(6)  A person must not, without lawful excuse, undertake an activity or engage in conduct on permanent timber production zone land or a forest road contrary to the directions of a police officer.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

(7)  A police officer may arrest, without warrant, any person who fails to comply with a direction under subsection (6) .
(8)  In any proceedings under subsection (5) , a certificate purporting to be signed by a person authorised, in writing, by the Forest Manager stating that at a particular time a person was an authorised officer is admissible as evidence that, the person was, at that time, an authorised officer.

23.   Closure of forest roads

(1)  In this section –
artificial barricade includes a gate or chain;
prescribed sign means a sign that clearly indicates that the forest road, or the section of forest road, in respect of which it is erected is closed to all traffic or to a class of traffic;
traffic means pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
(2)  The Forest Manager may close a forest road or any section of forest road either permanently or temporarily to all traffic, or to a class of traffic, if the Forest Manager considers that the closure is necessary or expedient –
(a) for the purposes of discharging its responsibilities; or
(b) in the interests of safety.
(3)  The closure may be effected by means of –
(a) a prescribed sign; or
(b) a prescribed sign in conjunction with an artificial barricade; or
(c) a prescribed sign in conjunction with an earthen barricade; or
(d) a prescribed sign in conjunction with a trench –
or by any combination of those means.
(4)  A person must not –
(a) drive or use a vehicle on; or
(b) be on or otherwise use –
a forest road or a section of forest road that has been closed in accordance with this section or in contravention of the regulations.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

(5)  In any proceedings under subsection (4) , a certificate purporting to be signed by a person authorised, in writing, by the Forest Manager and stating that, at a particular time, a forest road or a section of forest road was closed to all traffic, or to a class of traffic, and that the closure was effected in accordance with this section, is admissible as evidence that, at that particular time, the forest road or section of forest road was so closed.

24.   Conversion of forest roads to public roads

(1)  In this section –
forest road means a forest road that is made up of land that has the status of permanent timber production zone land under this Act.
(2)  The power that the Governor may exercise under section 7 of the Roads and Jetties Act 1935 , in respect of a road or any specified portion of a road within the meaning of that Act, may also, with the consent of the Forest Manager, be exercised in respect of a forest road or any specified portion of a forest road in all respects as if the forest road were a road within the meaning of that Act.
(3)  If, pursuant to subsection (2) , the Governor by proclamation declares any forest road or any specified portion of a forest road to be a State highway or subsidiary road for the purposes of Part II of the Roads and Jetties Act 1935 , the land comprising that forest road or specified part of that forest road ceases, by virtue of the proclamation, to be permanent timber production zone land on the date on which the proclamation takes effect.
(4)  The power that a council may exercise under section 12 of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 in respect of a road, or other way within its municipal area that is not a highway, may also, with the consent of the Forest Manager, be exercised in respect of a forest road in all respects as if that forest road were a road or way within the meaning of that section of that Act.
(5)  If, pursuant to subsection (4) , a council by resolution declares that a forest road within its municipal area is to become, as specified in the resolution, a highway maintainable by the council or a particular kind of highway so maintainable, the land comprising that forest road ceases, by virtue of the resolution, to be permanent timber production zone land on the date on which the resolution is published in the Gazette in accordance with section 12(4) of the Local Government (Highways) Act 1982 .
(6)  This section has effect notwithstanding any other enactment.

25.   Exemption of certain vehicles from laws specifying vehicle mass, weight or dimension limits

(1)  In this section –
combination has the same meaning as in the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 ;
vehicle has the same meaning as in the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 .
(2)  Except as otherwise provided by the regulations, a law of Tasmania does not apply in respect of the use of a vehicle, or combination, on a forest road if the law would otherwise operate to prohibit or restrict the use on a forest road of a vehicle, or combination, that exceeds a certain mass, weight or dimension (whether inclusive or exclusive of its load).

26.   Easements over Crown land in permanent timber production zone land

(1)  The Forest Manager may, on behalf of the Crown, grant easements over Crown land in permanent timber production zone land for such purposes and upon such terms and conditions as the Forest Manager determines.
(2)  An easement granted under subsection (1) is registrable under the Land Titles Act 1980 .

27.   Land Acquisition Act 1993 applies to Forestry corporation

The Land Acquisition Act 1993 applies to the Forestry corporation and for that purpose the Forestry corporation is taken to be an acquiring authority under that Act.

28.   Alternative to prosecution for certain offences

(1)  If –
(a) the Forest Manager is satisfied that a person has committed an offence involving a forest product but that in the circumstances the offence does not merit prosecution; and
(b) the person pays or agrees to pay the Forest Manager an amount not exceeding 3 times the commercial value of the forest product as reasonably determined by the Forest Manager –
the Forest Manager may accept such payment or agreement to pay and, if so, it must waive or, if applicable, discontinue the proceedings for the offence.
(2)  In a case to which subsection (1) applies, the Forest Manager may allow the person to take, remove or retain the whole or any part of the forest product.
(3)  If the whole or any part of an amount that a person has agreed to pay the Forest Manager under subsection (1) is not paid by such date or within such period as that person and the Forest Manager have agreed for the purpose, the Forest Manager may recover the unpaid amount as a debt due to the Forest Manager in a court of competent jurisdiction.

29.   Fire protection

(1)  A person who is engaged in any forest operations in an area of permanent timber production zone land must –
(a) take reasonable measures to protect the area from fire; and
(b) promptly check and suppress any fire that may occur in the area.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) prohibits a person from carrying out reasonable and controlled burning-off operations with the written approval of the Forest Manager as part of any forest operations or for the purposes of land management or fire safety.
(3)  A person who is engaged in any forest operations in an area of permanent timber production zone land must, if requested to do so by a police officer or an employee of the Forest Manager, provide reasonable assistance to the Forest Manager in taking action to check and suppress any fire that is threatening, or likely to threaten, the area.

Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

(4)  The Forest Manager must reimburse a person for the reasonable costs incurred by that person in complying with a request under subsection (3) .

30.   Person may not make certain claims

No person –
(a) has any claim against the Crown or the Forest Manager including, without limitation, a claim for breach of confidence; or
(b) is entitled to claim that the Forest Manager has breached any contract; or
(c) is entitled to terminate a contract or claim any other remedy –
arising out of anything that the Forest Manager is required to do under section 58 of the Government Business Enterprises Act 1995 .

31.   Vicarious liability

(1)  In this section –
employee includes a contractor, whether independent or otherwise.
(2)  If an offence against this Act is committed by an agent or employee, the principal or employer is also guilty of an offence and liable to the same penalty as is provided for the first-mentioned offence unless it is proved that the principal or employer could not by the exercise of reasonable diligence have prevented the agent or employee from committing the offence.

32.   Transfer of assets, &c.

(1)  The Treasurer may, by notice of transfer published in the Gazette, transfer any assets, rights or liabilities of the Forestry corporation to another person or body.
(2)  Section 10A(1) , (3) and (4) and Schedule 1A of the Government Business Enterprises Act 1995 apply to the transfer referred to in subsection (1) as if references to the transferor were references to the Forestry corporation and references to the transferee were references to the person or body referred to in subsection (1) .

33.   Recognition of service with Forestry corporation

(1)  In this section –
continuous employment has the same meaning as in the Long Service Leave Act 1976 or the Long Service Leave (State Employees) Act 1994 , as the case may be.
(2)  If a person who is employed by the Forestry corporation resigns after the commencement of this Act and is appointed under the State Service Act 2000 to a position in the responsible Department in relation to the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 , that person's period of service with the Forestry corporation is taken to be continuous employment with the State Service –
(a) for the purposes of calculating the long service leave which that person will be entitled to, or eligible for, under the Long Service Leave (State Employees) Act 1994 ; and
(b) for the purposes of calculating any redundancy payment if the employee is made redundant from the State Service.
(3)  If the Long Service Leave Act 1976 applies to a person referred to in subsection (2) , that person may elect in writing, on the day on which that person gives notice of his or her resignation, to not be paid in accordance with section 12(4) of that Act.
(4)  If the Long Service Leave (State Employees) Act 1994 applies to a person referred to in subsection (2) , that person may elect in writing, on the day on which that person gives notice of his or her resignation, to not be paid the allowance specified in section 20(2) of that Act.
(5)  On appointment under the State Service Act 2000 , a person referred to in subsection (2) is entitled, subject to subsection (11) , to the amount of long service leave that the person would have been entitled to, or been eligible for, on that person's date of resignation if –
(a) the person had not resigned from the Forestry corporation; and
(b) the person has not received any payment in respect of that long service leave.
(6)  For the purposes of calculating the long service leave entitlement under the Long Service Leave (State Employees) Act 1994 of a person referred to in subsection (2) , the amount of long service leave to which that person is entitled is to be no more than the combined amount of –
(a) the long service leave under subsection (5) ; and
(b) the amount of long service leave to which that person is entitled under the Long Service Leave (State Employees) Act 1994 on and from the date on which that person is appointed under the State Service Act 2000 but excluding that person's period of service with the Forestry corporation.
(7)  On appointment under the State Service Act 2000 , a person referred to in subsection (2) , who is not entitled to long service leave in accordance with section 8(2)(a)(i) of the Long Service Leave Act 1976 , is entitled to long service leave if the combined period of continuous employment with the Forestry corporation and continuous employment in the State Service is 10 years.
(8)  For the purposes of calculating the long service leave entitlement of a person referred to in subsection (7) , the amount of long service leave to which that person is entitled is to be no more than the combined amount of –
(a) 0.866 weeks of long service leave for each year of continuous employment with the Forestry corporation; and
(b) 6.5 days of long service leave for each year of continuous employment in the State Service.
(9)  On appointment under the State Service Act 2000 , a person referred to in subsection (2) , who is not entitled to long service leave in accordance with section 8(2)(a)(ii) of the Long Service Leave Act 1976 , is entitled to long service leave for the period of that person’s continuous employment with the Forestry corporation.
(10)  Subject to subsection (11) , for the purposes of calculating the long service leave entitlement of a person referred to in subsection (9) , the amount of long service leave to which that person is entitled is to be no more than the amount of 0.866 weeks of long service leave for each year of continuous employment with the Forestry corporation.
(11)  If a person referred to in subsection (2) has taken or exhausted the long service leave to which that person is entitled as a result of his or her employment with the Forestry corporation, the amount of long service leave taken or exhausted by that person is to be deducted from any amount of long service leave to which the person is, or becomes, entitled, or for which that person is, or becomes, eligible, on or after that person's appointment under the State Service Act 2000 .
(12)  Subsections (2) , (5) , (7) and (9) do not apply if the period from the date of the person's resignation from the Forestry corporation to the date of commencement of the person's appointment under the State Service Act 2000 exceeds 3 months.
(13)  Subsection (5) does not apply to a person referred to in subsection (2) if that person has received payment in respect of his or her full entitlement to long service leave accrued in respect of his or her employment with the Forestry corporation.

34.   Superannuation entitlements not affected

(1)  Nothing in this Act affects the superannuation entitlements of a person referred to in section 33(2) that were in existence immediately before the date on which that person resigned from his or her employment with the Forestry corporation.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the period from the date of the person's resignation from the Forestry corporation to the date of commencement of the person's appointment under the State Service Act 2000 exceeds 3 months.

35.   Regulations

(1)  The Governor may make regulations for the purposes of this Act.
(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1) , the regulations may prescribe the day on which sections 33 and 34 cease to have effect.
(3)  The regulations may –
(a) be of general or limited application; and
(b) apply differently according to specified matters, limitations or restrictions, whether as to time, location, circumstance or otherwise; and
(c) authorise any matter to be determined, applied or regulated by the Forest Manager or by a person or class of persons authorised by the Forest Manager.
(4)  The regulations may –
(a) provide that a contravention of, or a failure to comply with, any of the regulations is an offence; and
(b) in respect of such an offence, provide for the imposition of a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine not exceeding 2 penalty units for each day during which the offence continues.

36.   Administration of Act

Until provision is made in relation to this Act by order under section 4 of the Administrative Arrangements Act 1990  –
(a) the administration of this Act is assigned to the Minister for Energy and Resources; and
(b) the department responsible to that Minister in relation to the administration of this Act is the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.

37.   Savings and transitional provisions relating to continuation of Forestry corporation

Schedule 1 has effect.

38.   Savings and transitional provisions relating to State forest becoming permanent timber production zone land

Schedule 2 has effect.

39.   Certain forest reserves declared to be reserved land under Nature Conservation Act 2002

Schedule 3 has effect.

40.   Legislation repealed

The legislation specified in Schedule 4 is repealed.
SCHEDULE 1 - Savings and Transitional Provisions Relating to Continuation of Forestry Corporation

Section 37

1.   Interpretation
In this Schedule –
commencement day means the day on which this Act commences.
2.   Transfer of property
For the avoidance of doubt, any estate or interest in land or other property and all rights, obligations and liabilities of the Forestry corporation that are subsisting immediately before the commencement day are, on that day, taken to vest in the Forestry corporation continued under this Act.
3.   Acts, &c., done by or to Forestry corporation
For the avoidance of doubt, all acts, matters and things done or omitted to be done by, or done or suffered in relation to, the Forestry corporation before the commencement day have, on and after that day, the same force and effect as if they had been done or omitted to be done by, or done or suffered in relation to, the Forestry corporation continued under this Act.
4.   Continuation of proceedings
For the avoidance of doubt, all legal or other proceedings that might, before the commencement day, have been continued or instituted by or against the Forestry corporation may, on and after that day, be continued or instituted by or against the Forestry corporation continued under this Act.
5.   Contracts, agreements, &c.
(1) For the avoidance of doubt, any contract, agreement, arrangement or undertaking entered into by the Forestry corporation in relation to land other than land referred to in Schedule 3 is, if not executed, discharged or otherwise terminated by the commencement day, taken to be a contract, agreement, arrangement or undertaking entered into with the Forestry corporation continued under this Act.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to any contract, agreement, arrangement or undertaking referred to in clause 4 of Schedule 3 .
6.   Leases, licence, &c.
(1) For the avoidance of doubt, any lease, licence, permit, easement or other authority granted by the Forestry corporation is, if not surrendered, released, discharged or otherwise terminated by the commencement day, taken to be a lease, licence, permit, easement or other authority granted by the Forestry corporation continued under this Act.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to any lease, licence, permit, easement or other authority referred to in clause 3 of Schedule 3 .
7.   Chief executive officer
The person holding office as chief executive officer under the repealed Act immediately before the commencement day continues to hold that office on and after that day on the same terms and conditions applicable to that office immediately before the commencement day.
8.   Forestry rights
For the avoidance of doubt, any forestry right, within the meaning of section 22A of the repealed Act, in existence under that Act immediately before the commencement day continues in existence on and from that day.
9.   Employees
A person employed by the Forestry corporation immediately before the commencement day continues to be employed on and after that day by the Forestry corporation continued under this Act, on the same terms and conditions applicable to the position held by that person immediately before the commencement day.
10.   Timber classification officers
A person holding office as a timber classification officer immediately before the commencement day is taken to have been appointed as a timber classification officer under this Act on the same terms applicable to that office immediately before the commencement day.
11.   Joint ventures
(1) An arrangement entered into under section 24 of the repealed Act and in force immediately before the commencement day continues in force on and after that day, as if it had been made by the Forestry corporation continued under this Act, on the same terms and conditions that related to that arrangement immediately before the commencement day.
(2) Notwithstanding subclause (1) , an arrangement referred to in that subclause may not be extended for any period after the term specified in the agreement relating to the arrangement except with the written approval of the Minister and the Treasurer.
12.   Sign
Any signs erected under section 25 of the repealed Act are taken to have been erected under section 21 of this Act.
13.   Closed forest roads
Any forest road closed under section 26 of the repealed Act is taken to have been closed under section 23 of this Act.
SCHEDULE 2 - Savings and Transitional Provisions Relating to State Forest Becoming Permanent Timber Production Zone Land

Section 38

1.   Certain State forest becomes permanent timber production zone land
(1) Except as provided in subclause (2) , land that was State forest under the repealed Act immediately before the commencement of this Act, but was not dedicated as a forest reserve under the repealed Act, becomes permanent timber production zone land under this Act.
(2) Land that was State forest under the repealed Act immediately before the commencement of this Act and was dedicated as a forest reserve, under the repealed Act, specified in column 1, and indicated by heavy black lines in the relevant CPR Plan listed in column 2, comprising the area specified in column 3, of the table set out at the end of this Schedule, becomes permanent timber production zone land.

Column 1

Forest reserve name

Column 2

CPR Plan

Column 3

Area (ha)

Brookerana Forest Reserve (part)

9642

30

Dalgarth Forest Reserve

2274

17

Griffin Forest Reserve

3933

17

Hollybank Forest Reserve

2272

135

Hopetoun Forest Reserve

2296

20

Jean Brook Forest Reserve

2278

12

Lawrence Rivulet Forest Reserve

4369

14

Oldina Forest Reserve

2273

11

Springfield Forest Reserve

3935

34

Tahune Forest Reserve

2270

103

Upper Natone Forest Reserve

2275

3

Wes Beckett Forest Reserve

2289

29

SCHEDULE 3 - Certain forest reserves declared to be reserved land under Nature Conservation Act 2002

Section 39

1.   Interpretation
In column 4 of the table set out at the end of this Schedule –
CA means a conservation area within the meaning of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 ;
RR means a regional reserve within the meaning of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 .
2.   Certain forest reserves declared to be reserved land under Nature Conservation Act 2002
(1) Land that was State forest under the repealed Act immediately before the commencement of this Act and was dedicated as a forest reserve, under the repealed Act, specified in column 1 in the table set out at the end of this Schedule, and indicated by heavy black lines in the relevant CPR Plan listed in column 2 of that table, comprising the area specified in column 3 of that table –
(a) ceases to be dedicated as a forest reserve; and
(b) ceases to be dedicated as State forest; and
(c) is declared to be reserved land in the class of regional reserve or conservation area, within the meaning of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 , as specified in column 4 of that table and is taken to have been so declared under section 11 of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 .
(2) Land declared as reserved land under subclause (1)(c) is given the name listed in column 5 of the table set out at the end of this Schedule and is taken to have been so named under section 19 of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 .
3.   Continuation of leases and licences, &c., in relation to land referred to in this Schedule
(1) Any lease, licence, permit, easement or other authority in existence and entered into before the commencement of this Act in relation to land specified in column 1 of the table set out at the end of this Schedule, and identified by the CPR Plan listed in column 2 of that table, remains in force until it expires or is surrendered, released, discharged or terminated.
(2) Any lease, licence, permit, easement or other authority referred to in subclause (1) is to be administered by the responsible Department in relation to the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 .
(3) Any lease, licence or temporary licence granted by the Crown Lands Act 1976 , and in existence immediately before the commencement of this Act, continues to have effect as if this Act had not been enacted.
(4) Any contract for the sale of Crown land entered into by the Minister under the Crown Lands Act 1976 and not discharged or otherwise terminated before the commencement of this Act continues to have effect as if this Act had not been enacted.
4.   Continuation of contracts, agreements, &c.
(1) Any contract, agreement, arrangement or undertaking entered into by the Forestry corporation, and in existence immediately before the commencement of this Act, in relation to land specified in column 1 of the table set out at the end of this Schedule, and identified in the CPR Plan listed in column 2 of that table, remains in force until it expires or is surrendered, released, discharged or terminated.
(2) Any contract, agreement, arrangement or undertaking referred to in subclause (1) is taken to have been entered into with the Crown.
5.   Continuation of management plans
A management plan under the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 in existence immediately before the commencement of this Act in relation to any land referred to in clause 2 continues as if it were a management plan for a class of reserve under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 .
6.    Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 applies
The Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 does not apply to the surface, or within 15 metres below the surface, of any land identified with the word "No" in column 6 of the table set out at the end of this Schedule.[Schedule 3 Amended by No. 44 of 2017, s. 50, Applied:21 Nov 2017]

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

Forest reserve name

CPR Plan

Area (ha)

NCA reserve class

Reserve name

MRDA applies

Alma Tier Forest Reserve

5096

287

CA

Alma Tier Conservation Area

 

Andersons Creek Forest Reserve

4391

317

RR

Andersons Creek Regional Reserve

Apslawn Forest Reserve

4432

2,866

RR

Apslawn Regional Reserve

Arm River Forest Reserve

2302

127

RR

Arm River Regional Reserve

Arthur River Forest Reserve

4376, 6870

3,678

RR

Arthur River Regional Reserve

Arve Loop Forest Reserve

4363

944

CA

Arve Loop Conservation Area

Avenue River Forest Reserve

4433

4,306

RR

Avenue River Regional Reserve

Badger River Forest Reserve

2906

316

RR

Badger River Regional Reserve

Balfour Track Forest Reserve

4055

322

RR

Balfour Track Regional Reserve

Bells Marsh Forest Reserve

4434

441

RR

Bells Marsh Regional Reserve

Big Sassy Creek Forest Reserve

2916

189

CA

Big Sassy Creek Conservation Area

Big Tree Forest Reserve

7198

112

CA

Big Tree Conservation Area

Black Creek Forest Reserve

2893

311

RR

Black Creek Regional Reserve

Black Jack Hill Forest Reserve

2879

662

RR

Black Jack Hill Regional Reserve

Blue Tier Forest Reserve

4435, 6872

5,305

RR

Blue Tier Regional Reserve

Boco Creek Forest Reserve

4377

923

RR

Boco Creek Regional Reserve

Bond Tier Forest Reserve

2877

1,814

RR

Bond Tier Regional Reserve

Bonneys Tier Forest Reserve

2932

363

RR

Bonneys Tier Regional Reserve

Borradaile Forest Reserve

2924

255

RR

Borradaile Regional Reserve

Boyd Forest Reserve

2298

10

CA

Boyd Conservation Area

Break O'Day Forest Reserve

4436

331

RR

Break O'Day Regional Reserve

Bridgenorth Forest Reserve

4392

41

CA

Bridgenorth Conservation Area

Brookerana Forest Reserve (part)

9643

28

CA

Brookerana Conservation Area

No

Brown Mountain Forest Reserve

2919

654

CA

Brown Mountain Conservation Area

Brushy Rivulet Forest Reserve

2909

593

CA

Brushy Rivulet Conservation Area

Burns Peak Forest Reserve

4378

952

RR

Burns Peak Regional Reserve

Buxton River Forest Reserve

4438

3,616

CA

Buxton River Conservation Area

Caroline Creek Forest Reserve

2894

212

RR

Caroline Creek Regional Reserve

Christmas Hills Forest Reserve

2937

344

CA

Christmas Hills Conservation Area

Coppermine Creek Forest Reserve

2931

685

RR

Coppermine Creek Regional Reserve

Crayfish Creek Forest Reserve

4399

313

RR

Crayfish Creek Regional Reserve

Cygnet River Forest Reserve

4663

4,311

RR

Cygnet River Regional Reserve

Deep Gully Forest Reserve

4379, 6874

3,397

RR

Deep Gully Regional Reserve

Den Hill Forest Reserve

2925

947

CA

Den Hill Conservation Area

Den Ranges Forest Reserve

4407

404

RR

Den Ranges Regional Reserve

Denison Ridge Forest Reserve

2929

148

CA

Denison Ridge Conservation Area

Derby Forest Reserve

4408

200

RR

Derby Regional Reserve

Dial Range Forest Reserve

4380

2,522

RR

Dial Range Regional Reserve

Dickies Ridge Forest Reserve

4437

621

RR

Dickies Ridge Regional Reserve

Dip Falls Forest Reserve

1350

34

RR

Dip Falls Regional Reserve

No

Dip River Forest Reserve

2933

2,746

RR

Dip River Regional Reserve

Dismal Range Forest Reserve

4409

199

CA

Dismal Range Conservation Area

Dismal Swamp Forest Reserve

5095

310

RR

Dismal Swamp Regional Reserve

 

Doctors Peak Forest Reserve

2881

3,038

RR

Doctors Peak Regional Reserve

Dogs Head Hill Forest Reserve

4393

1,508

RR

Dogs Head Hill Regional Reserve

Dove River Forest Reserve

4394

2,415

RR

Dove River Regional Reserve

Drys Bluff Forest Reserve

2291

691

CA

Drys Bluff Conservation Area

No

Duck River Forest Reserve

2895

464

RR

Duck River Regional Reserve

Eastern Tiers Forest Reserve

4439, 6876

4,917

CA

Eastern Tiers Conservation Area

Emu Ground Forest Reserve

3574

919

RR

Emu Ground Regional Reserve

Emu River Forest Reserve

4381

584

RR

Emu River Regional Reserve

Esperance River Forest Reserve

2305

149

CA

Esperance River Conservation Area

Evercreech Forest Reserve

2276

52

RR

Evercreech Regional Reserve

Fisher Tier Forest Reserve

4410

269

CA

Fisher Tier Conservation Area

Fletchers Hill West Forest Reserve

2951

57

CA

Fletchers Hill West Conservation Area

Flowerdale River Forest Reserve

4382

292

RR

Flowerdale River Regional Reserve

Fords Pinnacle Forest Reserve

2952

95

RR

Fords Pinnacle Regional Reserve

Franklin Rivulet Forest Reserve

2954

321

CA

Franklin Rivulet Conservation Area

Frome Forest Reserve

4411

930

RR

Frome Regional Reserve

German Town Forest Reserve

4440

935

RR

German Town Regional Reserve

 

Hardings Falls Forest Reserve

4441, 6878

1,938

RR

Hardings Falls Regional Reserve

Hatfield River Forest Reserve

4383, 6879

1,518

RR

Hatfield River Regional Reserve

Henty Forest Reserve

2907

105

RR

Henty Regional Reserve

Huntsmans Cap Forest Reserve

4442

216

RR

Huntsmans Cap Regional Reserve

Huskisson River Forest Reserve

4384

690

RR

Huskisson River Regional Reserve

Jackeys Creek Forest Reserve

2940

213

CA

Jackeys Creek Conservation Area

John Lynch Forest Reserve

4386, 6880

7,231

RR

John Lynch Regional Reserve

Joy Creek Forest Reserve

4412

233

RR

Joy Creek Regional Reserve

Julius River Forest Reserve

2281

84

RR

Julius River Regional Reserve

Kenmere Creek Forest Reserve

2945

232

CA

Kenmere Creek Conservation Area

Kohls Falls Forest Reserve

4413

145

RR

Kohls Falls Regional Reserve

Lady Binney Forest Reserve

4367

379

RR

Lady Binney Regional Reserve

Lady Nelson Forest Reserve

4414

156

RR

Lady Nelson Regional Reserve

Lake Binney Forest Reserve

4368

461

CA

Lake Binney Conservation Area

Lake Chisholm Forest Reserve

2629

175

RR

Lake Chisholm Regional Reserve

Lake Pieman Forest Reserve

5094

1,008

RR

Lake Pieman Regional Reserve

 

Lanes Tier Forest Reserve

2948

221

CA

Lanes Tier Conservation Area

Laurel Creek Forest Reserve

4385

1,115

RR

Laurel Creek Regional Reserve

Lefroy Forest Reserve

4415

3,584

RR

Lefroy Regional Reserve

Liffey Forest Reserve

2133

1,056

CA

Liffey Conservation Area

No

Lizard Hill Forest Reserve

2934

94

RR

Lizard Hill Regional Reserve

Lobster Rivulet Forest Reserve

2897

130

RR

Lobster Rivulet Regional Reserve

Long Hill Forest Reserve

4395

558

CA

Long Hill Conservation Area

Long Ridge Forest Reserve

2899

169

RR

Long Ridge Regional Reserve

Lost Falls Forest Reserve

2286

486

CA

Lost Falls Conservation Area

No

Lovells Creek Forest Reserve

2876

553

RR

Lovells Creek Regional Reserve

Lower Marsh Creek Forest Reserve

6688

1,091

RR

Lower Marsh Creek Regional Reserve

Luncheon Hill Forest Reserve

4400

1,031

RR

Luncheon Hill Regional Reserve

Lutregala Creek Forest Reserve

2957

109

RR

Lutregala Creek Regional Reserve

Mackintosh Forest Reserve

4388

1,029

RR

Mackintosh Regional Reserve

MacLaines Creek Forest Reserve

5123

429

CA

MacLaines Creek Conservation Area

No

Maggs Mountain Forest Reserve

3579

1,112

RR

Maggs Mountain Regional Reserve

Martins Hill Forest Reserve

3707

1,186

RR

Martins Hill Regional Reserve

Mathinna Falls Forest Reserve

2292, 2902

447

RR

Mathinna Falls Regional Reserve

No

Meander Forest Reserve

2132

1,664

CA

Meander Conservation Area

No

Meetus Falls Forest Reserve

2290

191

CA

Meetus Falls Conservation Area

No

Mersey River Forest Reserve

4396

633

CA

Mersey River Conservation Area

Mersey White Water Forest Reserve

2284

241

RR

Mersey White Water Regional Reserve

Midday Hill Forest Reserve

4416

310

CA

Midday Hill Conservation Area

Milkshake Hills Forest Reserve

2271

279

RR

Milkshake Hills Regional Reserve

Millers Bluff Forest Reserve

2941

670

CA

Millers Bluff Conservation Area

Montagu River Forest Reserve

4401

1,014

RR

Montagu River Regional Reserve

Montagu Swamp Forest Reserve

4402

1,582

RR

Montagu Swamp Regional Reserve

Mount Arthur Forest Reserve

4418

881

RR

Mount Arthur Regional Reserve

Mount Bruny Forest Reserve

4364

1,353

CA

Mount Bruny Conservation Area

Mount Careless Forest Reserve

4397

689

RR

Mount Careless Regional Reserve

Mount Dromedary Forest Reserve

4370

859

CA

Mount Dromedary Conservation Area

Mount Horror Forest Reserve

6690

1,116

RR

Mount Horror Regional Reserve

Mount Kershaw Forest Reserve

4387

259

RR

Mount Kershaw Regional Reserve

Mount Mangana Forest Reserve

2927

855

CA

Mount Mangana Conservation Area

Mount Maurice Forest Reserve

4423, 6881

6,744

RR

Mount Maurice Regional Reserve

Mount Midway Forest Reserve

2930

463

CA

Mount Midway Conservation Area

Mount Morrison Forest Reserve

4371

747

CA

Mount Morrison Conservation Area

Mount Ponsonby Forest Reserve

2921

462

CA

Mount Ponsonby Conservation Area

Mount Puzzler Forest Reserve

4057

404

RR

Mount Puzzler Regional Reserve

Mount Stronach Forest Reserve

4417

1,026

RR

Mount Stronach Regional Reserve

Mount Thunderbolt Forest Reserve

2922

317

CA

Mount Thunderbolt Conservation Area

Mount Victoria Forest Reserve

4424

8,269

RR

Mount Victoria Regional Reserve

Mount Wedge Forest Reserve

4056

11

CA

Mount Wedge Conservation Area

Nicholas Range Forest Reserve

4444

809

RR

Nicholas Range Regional Reserve

North Esk Forest Reserve

4420

621

RR

North Esk Regional Reserve

North Scottsdale Forest Reserve

6689

4,087

RR

North Scottsdale Regional Reserve

North Styx Forest Reserve

6883

4,224

CA

North Styx Conservation Area

Nunamara Forest Reserve

4422

287

RR

Nunamara Regional Reserve

Old Park Forest Reserve

4389

1,587

RR

Old Park Regional Reserve

Ouse River Forest Reserve

2926

363

CA

Ouse River Conservation Area

Oxberry Plains Forest Reserve

4426

324

RR

Oxberry Plains Regional Reserve

Paradise Plains Forest Reserve

4425

439

RR

Paradise Plains Regional Reserve

Parangana Sugarloaf Forest Reserve

2911

279

RR

Parangana Sugarloaf Regional Reserve

Peaked Hill Forest Reserve

2912

234

RR

Peaked Hill Regional Reserve

Pepper Hill Forest Reserve

4445

432

RR

Pepper Hill Regional Reserve

Pipers River Forest Reserve

2903

195

RR

Pipers River Regional Reserve

Plains Creek Forest Reserve

4403

861

CA

Plains Creek Conservation Area

Porcupine Hill Forest Reserve

2953

207

RR

Porcupine Hill Regional Reserve

Promised Land Forest Reserve

2892

124

RR

Promised Land Regional Reserve

Prossers Forest Reserve

2884

1,122

RR

Prossers Regional Reserve

Pruana Forest Reserve

2935

3,032

RR

Pruana Regional Reserve

Quamby Bluff Forest Reserve

2611

945

CA

Quamby Bluff Conservation Area

Rayners Hill Forest Reserve

4427

331

RR

Rayners Hill Regional Reserve

Rebecca Creek Forest Reserve

2949

345

CA

Rebecca Creek Conservation Area

Reedy Marsh Forest Reserve

4398

3,870

CA

Reedy Marsh Conservation Area

Remarkable Rock Forest Reserve

2947

391

CA

Remarkable Rock Conservation Area

Rimons Hill Forest Reserve

4365

391

CA

Rimons Hill Conservation Area

Ringarooma River Forest Reserve

4428

291

RR

Ringarooma River Regional Reserve

River Hill Forest Reserve

4429

343

CA

River Hill Conservation Area

Roaring Magg Hill Forest Reserve

2914

115

RR

Roaring Magg Hill Regional Reserve

Royal George Forest Reserve

4446

768

RR

Royal George Regional Reserve

Sand River Forest Reserve

5097

79

CA

Sand River Conservation Area

No

Sandspit River Forest Reserve

2310

232

CA

Sandspit River Conservation Area

No

Savage River Pipeline Forest Reserve

6886

31,025

RR

Savage River Pipeline Regional Reserve

Sawmill Creek Forest Reserve

4390

873

RR

Sawmill Creek Regional Reserve

Sawpit Ridge Forest Reserve

2943

1,694

RR

Sawpit Ridge Regional Reserve

Scamander Forest Reserve

3934

209

RR

Scamander Regional Reserve

Shakespeare Hills Forest Reserve

4404

2,157

RR

Shakespeare Hills Regional Reserve

Shingle Hill Forest Reserve

5098

70

CA

Shingle Hill Conservation Area

No

Snaky Creek Forest Reserve

6882

1,272

CA

Snaky Creek Conservation Area

Snow Hill Forest Reserve

2944

1,324

RR

Snow Hill Regional Reserve

Snowy River Forest Reserve

2904

90

RR

Snowy River Regional Reserve

South Esk Forest Reserve

4430, 6887

1,334

RR

South Esk Regional Reserve

South Weld Forest Reserve

2287

47

RR

South Weld Regional Reserve

Spinning Gum Forest Reserve

2923

3

CA

Spinning Gum Conservation Area

Staverton Forest Reserve

2891

109

RR

Staverton Regional Reserve

Stringybark Forest Reserve

4056

33

CA

Stringybark Conservation Area

Styx Tall Trees Forest Reserve

6888

337

CA

Styx Tall Trees Conservation Area

Sumac Forest Reserve

2890

9,860

RR

Sumac Regional Reserve

Swan River Forest Reserve

4662

3,155

RR

Swan River Regional Reserve

Tanina Bluff Forest Reserve

4372

246

CA

Tanina Bluff Conservation Area

Tarraleah Forest Reserve

4373

620

CA

Tarraleah Conservation Area

Teds Flat Forest Reserve

4447

249

RR

Teds Flat Regional Reserve

Teepookana Forest Reserve

2309

615

RR

Teepookana Regional Reserve

Tippogoree Hills Forest Reserve

3104

903

CA

Tippogoree Hills Conservation Area

Tombstone Creek Forest Reserve

4431

486

RR

Tombstone Creek Regional Reserve

Tooms Lake Forest Reserve

4448, 6889

3,601

CA

Tooms Lake Conservation Area

Trowutta Forest Reserve

4405, 6890

2,859

RR

Trowutta Regional Reserve

Tungatinah Forest Reserve

4374

176

CA

Tungatinah Conservation Area

Virginstow Forest Reserve

2915

453

CA

Virginstow Conservation Area

Waratah Creek Forest Reserve

6873

520

RR

Waratah Creek Regional Reserve

Warra Creek Forest Reserve

2878

572

RR

Warra Creek Regional Reserve

Warrawee Forest Reserve

2939, 9639

227

CA

Warrawee Conservation Area

No

Wayatinah Forest Reserve

4375

495

CA

Wayatinah Conservation Area

Weavers Creek Forest Reserve

2885

776

RR

Weavers Creek Regional Reserve

Welcome Swamp Forest Reserve

4406

163

RR

Welcome Swamp Regional Reserve

Wentworth Creek Forest Reserve

3635

250

CA

Wentworth Creek Conservation Area

Wielangta Forest Reserve

6891

846

CA

Wielangta Conservation Area

No

Wild Bee Forest Reserve

4366

529

CA

Wild Bee Conservation Area

Winterbrook Falls Forest Reserve

2955

555

RR

Winterbrook Falls Regional Reserve

Yellow Bluff Creek Forest Reserve

2918

479

CA

Yellow Bluff Creek Conservation Area

SCHEDULE 4 - Legislation repealed

Section 40