Comments on this proposal closed on 8 September 2022. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
A proposed management plan for the commercial harvest of Tree ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) in Tasmania has been prepared by the Tasmanian Forest Practices Authority (FPA) for consideration as an approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). Should the plan be approved, it is proposed that it will remain in force for up to five (5) years from the date of its declaration.
How can I get involved
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, you are invited to comment on the proposed management plan. Please submit your comments by 8 September 2022.
Read the draft plan
Proposed Wildlife Trade Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) in Tasmania 2022 – 2027 (PDF - 1.13 MB)
Proposed Wildlife Trade Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Tree Ferns (Dicksonia antarctica) in Tasmania 2022 – 2027 (DOCX - 16.2 MB)
About the management plan
The management plan outlines a system to facilitate and regulate the sustainable harvesting of Dicksonia antarctica Tree ferns in Tasmania. Conditions of this plan are consistent with the long-term conservation of Dicksonia antarctica in its natural habitat. The plan has been prepared to meet the requirements of the Tasmanian Forest Practices Act 1985 and the EPBC Act.
Send your comments
Comments can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments can also be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
GPO Box 3090
Canberra ACT 2601
To assist the Minister in considering comments, the Department encourages you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the Harvesting Regime
- Licensing Regime
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment, or the Minister’s delegate for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other persons with a particular interest in the application. Please advise in your comment if you wish to claim any areas of confidentiality.
Personal information that you provide will be used only for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.