To manage and protect state forests and state owned forest resources.
The Chief Executive may exercise all the powers, functions and authority and shall perform all the duties specifically conferred or imposed upon him by this Act.
The Act applies mainly to state forest areas and makes provision for:
classification and reservation of state forests and timber reserves and management of these areas;
specialised management within state forests relating to:
- regulating movement of motor vehicles
- forest parks and forest drives
- feature protection areas and scientific areas
granting of permits and the conditions and requirements relating to:
- stock grazing
- apiary sites
- camping and occupation of sites in forests
- searching for and collecting of minerals, forest products and quarry materials
- tour operations in state forests
- imposing of conditions and reservations on leases, permits, licences and authorities applied for under the Mineral Resources Act 1989
- control and prohibition of fires on state forest land
- penalties for offences against the Act.
The regulation prescribes fees for permits and licences and sets out controls and restrictions on activities in recreation areas, state forests and timber reserves.
The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:
The following Guides or Booklets are available:
A range of information publications is available through the regional offices of the department.