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Forest audits

Each year, we complete an independent environmental audit to assess VicForests’ timber harvesting operations against the Code of Practice for Timber Production 2014.  

The purpose of the Forest Audit Program is to create an environment of continuous improvement to timber harvesting practices and regulation.

We also use the findings of independent audits to inform targets for the proactive Coupe Inspection Program and future environmental audits. 

The published audit reports and formal responses to the auditor’s recommendations from VicForests and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, enhance the transparency of Victoria’s forest management arrangements.  

Find previous audits on the Environment, Land, Water and Planning website

Reviewed 26 April 2021

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