You will require this declaration if you are a private landowner and you intend to undertake forestry operations on part or all of your land. The reserve is attached to the title of the property in perpetuity unless revoked at the request of the owner or, in certain circumstances, by the Forest Practices Authority.
A Private Timber Reserve is legally recognised for wood production and must be restocked with trees following harvesting. The legislation provides for long-term forest management that is subject to a single, consistent, state-wide system of planning and regulation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this declaration, you must:
- Submit an approved form;
- Describe the land seeking the declaration;
- List persons who have a legal or equitable interest in the land; and
- Pay the prescribed fee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Ongoing until revoked by the landowner or Agency.
Your application must be prepared by an accredited Forest Practices Officer. Please note, forest practices in private timber reserves do not require approval from Local Government.
Generally there is a waiting period of two to three months for a decision following the submission of an application.
Department of State Growth
Transport, Regulatory and Customer Services
Forest Practices Act 1985 (Tasmania)
Forest Practices Regulations 2007 (Tasmania)
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