Forestry Regulations 2013 – Proposed Amendments

3 August 2020 | Community forestry news

We want your feedback on proposed amendments to the Forestry Regulations 2013 under the Forestry Act 1950.

The proposed amendments to the regulations aim to develop a sustainable future for the recreational use of state forest reserves.

Forest reserves are important areas of public open space, available for a variety of recreational activities within commercial pine plantation and native forest.

We use an online permit system for some activities, which are subject to regulated fees, to assist in the management of recreational use within forest reserves.

Key changes include:

  • modest increases to regulated fees to horse riding;
  • fossicking;
  • camping permit fees;
  • the requirement for dogs to always be kept on a lead while in a forest reserve;
  • tighter restrictions around the use of generators, chainsaws and metal detectors;
  • an increase in expiation fees for offences committed under the Forestry Act 1950.

We are encouraging input from across the community including the horse riding community, recreational users and local community members.

ForestrySA values the variety of recreational user groups who visit our reserves and encourages input from across the community to assist in updating the Forestry Regulations.

Follow the link below to view the proposed amendments and have your say before 30 August 2020!