Forest Management Plan 2024-2033

Closed 18 May 2023

Opened 11 May 2023


The Forest Management Plan 2024-2033 (FMP 2024-2033) is a statutory plan for the management of approximately 2,522,000 hectares of land and waters vested in the Conservation and Parks Commission in the south-west of Western Australia, in accordance with the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 (CALM Act) to fulfil the statutory purposes for which that land is reserved.

The proposal is to undertake a range of management activities, the most significant being conservation reserve creation, ecological thinning, and prescribed burning, to balance multiple use objectives, deliver conservation outcomes and enhance ecological and climate resilience.

Following a statutory consultation period under the CALM Act from 18 October 2022 to 18 December 2022, the proposed FMP 2024-2033 has been amended in response to public submissions.

The FMP 2024-2033 references are available via the DBCA online library resource at

More information on how to access resources from the DBCA library can be found at

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals