South East Region Conservation Alliance welcomes Victorian decision to hasten end to native forest logging

The South East Region Conservation Alliance (SERCA) has welcomed the Victorian State Government’s decision to bring forward the end of native forest logging to 1 January 2024.

The Andrews Government announced the decision today as part of the Victorian Budget.

In welcoming the news, SERCA has called on the NSW State Government to follow the lead of Victoria and Western Australian and make a similar announcement.

SERCA Deputy Convenor and spokesperson, Harriett Swift said: “NSW must realise that ending native forest logging is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to make a worthwhile reduction in carbon emissions and to give a chance to the growing list of threatened species at risk of extinction after the black summer bushfires.”

23 May 2023

Contact: Harriett Swift

Photo caption: Woodchip stockpiles at the Eden chipmill. The Allied Natural Wood Exports chipmill will no longer be able to rely on logs from Victoria, as it has done over many years.