Minimising impacts to Koalas in blue gum plantations

30 June 2023

The approach to the regulation of Koala management in blue gum plantations seeks to minimise impacts to Koalas in blue gum plantations.

Regulatory Guide

Regulatory Guides are intended to provide information on the legislative and regulatory framework, how to comply and how the Conservation Regulator will ensure compliance. This document provides information on the regulatory requirements on blue gum plantation owners and managers to minimise the impact to Koalas while enabling the harvest of blue gums. It outlines who needs an authorisation, the obligations of those persons, and how to comply. It also describes how the Conservation Regulator will oversee authorisations, compliance and enforcement.

Conservation Regulator

The Conservation Regulator was established by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) now known as Department for Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), in 2019 following an independent review of DELWP’s approach to timber harvesting regulation in Victoria’s public native forests. The Conservation Regulator oversees DEECA’s regulatory functions.