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High Conservation Value Old Growth forest

Item details

Name of item: High Conservation Value Old Growth forest
Other name/s: Old Growth Forest; HCVOG Forest; Upper North East NSW
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Landscape - Natural
Category: Fauna habitat
Location: Lat: -29.3035415577 Long: 152.3866868368
Primary address: 15 Local Government Areas, Upper North East NSW, NSW
Local govt. area: Multiple LGAs
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Guyra

Boundary:

All those parts, pieces or parcels of land containing HCVOG forest within National Parks and Nature Reserves and State Forests (excluding easements and leases) in the Upper North East Region* as described below: (i)depicted in the Geographic Information System theme in ESRI grid format called "hcovog1_prtctd" in the sub-directory called "Protected_HCVOG" on the CD-ROM, lodged with Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and having the volume label "991221_1516 (21 December 1999)"; and (ii)further described in the corresponding metadata on the CD-ROM. but excluding those pieces and parcels of land subject to the easements and leases described below: (i)depicted in the Geographic Information System theme in ESRI ArcInfo coverage format called "easement and leases" in the sub-directory called "Heritage Office OG/Tenure" on CD-ROM lodged with the Heritage Office and having the volume label "001117 1805" (17 November 2000) and provided by State Forests of New South Wales; and (ii) further described in the corresponding metadata on the CD ROM. *The Upper North East Region is the area as described in section 1.4 of the Forest Agreement for the Upper North East Region, New South Wales Government, 5 March, 1999.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
15 Local Government AreasUpper North East NSWMultiple LGAs  Primary Address
 Upper North East RegionTenterfield  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionTweed  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionByron  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionCoffs Harbour   Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionClarence Valley  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionGlen Innes Severn  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionClarence Valley  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionGuyra  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionKyogle  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionLismore  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionClarence Valley  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionClarence Valley  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionRichmond Valley  Alternate Address
 Upper North East RegionGlen Innes Severn  Alternate Address
15 Local Government AreasUpper North East RegionBallina  Alternate Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Department of Primary IndustriesState Government19 Oct 05
Office of Environment and HeritageState Government 

Statement of significance:

High Conservation Value Old Growth forest is ecologically mature eucalypt forest showing few signs of human disturbance. The upper canopy trees are no longer growing in height or spreading their crowns and show signs of old age. High Conservation Value Old Growth forest represents the best examples remaining of such forests.
Date significance updated: 22 Sep 17
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Description

Physical description: All those parts, pieces or parcels of land containing HCVOG forest within National Parks and Nature Reserves and State Forests (excluding easements and leases) in the Upper North East Region* as described below:

(i)depicted in the Geographic Information System theme in ESRI grid format called "hcovog1_prtctd" in the sub-directory called "Protected_HCVOG" on the CD-ROM, lodged with Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and having the volume label "991221_1516 (21 December 1999)"; and

(ii)further described in the corresponding metadata on the CD-ROM.

but excluding those pieces and parcels of land subject to the easements and leases described below:

(i)depicted in the Geographic Information System theme in ESRI ArcInfo coverage format called "easement and leases" in the sub-directory called "Heritage Office OG/Tenure" on CD-ROM lodged with the Heritage Office and having the volume label "001117 1805" (17 November 2000) and provided by State Forests of New South Wales; and

(ii) further described in the corresponding metadata on the CD ROM.

*The Upper North East Region is the area as described in section 1.4 of the Forest Agreement for the Upper North East Region, New South Wales Government, 5 March, 1999.

National Parks (24):
1. Bald Rock National Park
2. Barool National Park
3. Basket Swamp National Park
4. Boonoo Boonoo National Park
5. Border Ranges National Park
6. Bundjalung National Park
7. Butterleaf National Park
8. Capoompeta National Park
9. Chaelundi National Park
10. Guy Fawkes River National Park
11. Gibraltar Range National Park
12. Indwarra National Park
13. Maryland National Park
14. Mebbin National Park
15. Mount Jerusalem National Park
16. Mount Nothofagus National Park
17. Mount Warning National Park
18. Nightcap National Park
19. Nymboi- Binderay National Park
20. Nymboida National Park
21. Richmond Range National Park
22. Warra National Park
23. Washpool National Park
24. Yuraygir National Park

Nature Reserves (19):
1. Burnt Down Scrub Nature Reserve
2. Chambigne Nature Reserve
3. Cudgen Nature Reserve
4. Limpinwood Nature Reserve
5. Moore Park Nature Reserve
6. Mount Hyland Nature Reserve
7. Mucklewee Mountain Nature Reserve
8. Tabbiemoble Swamp Nature Reserve
9. Toonumber Nature Reserve
10. Woodford Island Nature Reserve
11. Captains Creek Nature Reserve
12. Couchy Creek Nature Reserve
13. Demon Nature Reserve
14. Mann River Nature Reserve
15. Morro Creek Nature Reserve
16. Mount-Neville Nature Reserve
17. Sherwood Nature Reserve
18. Tallawudjah Nature Reserve
19. Uralba Nature Reserve

Contained within the following Local Governmet Areas: Ballina, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Copmanhurst, Glen Innes, Grafton City, Guyra, Kyogle, Lismore, Maclean, Pristine Waters, Richmond Valley, Severn, Tenterfield, Tweed.
Date condition updated:15 Jan 01
Current use: Forest
Former use: Forest

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
1. Environment-Tracing the evolution of a continent's special environments Environment - naturally evolved-Activities associated with the physical surroundings that support human life and influence or shape human cultures. Natural - pre European settlement vegetation-
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Forestry-Activities associated with identifying and managing land covered in trees for commercial purposes. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
High Conservation Value Old Growth forest is important for its potential to demonstrate the history of their use and exploitation, as well as key sites demonstrating evidence of Aboriginal occupation over a long time period.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
High Conservation Value Old Growth forest are by the nature of their tall trees areas of high aesthetic values which are valued and sought after by the community.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
High Conservation Value Old Growth forest is important for its potential to contribute to our understanding of the life cycle of eucalypt forests.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
High Conservation Value Old Growth forest is a forest type which is now rare or uncommon at a regional and state wide basis.

They provide a valuable habitat for a wide range of native animal species including a number of rare and endangered species.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act - Site Specific Exemptions HERITAGE ACT 1977

ORDER UNDER SECTION 57(2)

I, the Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, in pursuance of section 57(2) of the Heritage Act, 1977, do, by this my order, grant an exemption from section 57(1) of the said Act in respect of the engaging in or carrying out of any activities described in Schedule C by or on behalf of the National Parks and Wildlife Service and State Forests New South Wales on the item described in Schedule A situated on the land described in Schedule B.

Andrew Refshauge, MP
Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning

Sydney, 22 December 2000

SCHEDULE A

The item known as High Conservation Value Old Growth Forest in the Upper North East Region, situated on the land described in Schedule B.

SCHEDULE B

All those parts, pieces or parcels of land containing HCVOG forest within National Parks and Nature Reserves and State Forests (excluding easements and leases) in the Upper North East Region* as described below:

(i) depicted in the Geographic Information System theme in ESRI grid format called hcovog1_prtctd in the sub-directory called Protected_HCVOG on the CD-ROM, lodged with Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and having the volume label 991221_1516 (21 December 1999); and

(ii) further described in the corresponding metadata on the CD-ROM.

Easements and leases within the Upper North East Region* means those areas of land which are:

(i) depicted in the Geographic Information System theme in ESRI ArcInfo coverage format called easement and leases in the sub-directory called Heritage Office OG/Tenure on CD-ROM lodged with the Heritage Office and having the volume label 001117 1805 (Date);and

(ii) further described in the corresponding metadata on the CD-ROM.

*The Upper North East Region is the area as described in section 1.4 of the Forest Agreement for the Upper North East Region, New South Wales Government, 5 March, 1999.

SCHEDULE C
Those activities:

(i) authorised under Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs); and/or

(ii) consistent with the provisions and obligations of approved Plans of Management under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, the Forestry and National Parks Estate Act and the resultant Forest Agreements and that of the subsequent NSW and Commonwealth Governments joint North East Regional Forest Agreement.
Dec 22 2000
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0148722 Dec 00 16813896

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Electronic 2017NSW Government Gazette No 103, Page 5612 of 22 September 2017 (Erratum) View detail
TourismNational Parks2006Visitor Information for part of High Conservation Value Old Growth Forest View detail
WrittenNSW Government1999Forest Agreement for the Upper North East Region

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5051503
File number: H99/00224; EF14/5007


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