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The Registry of the Resource Management & Planning Appeal Tribunal is the Registry of the Forest Practices Tribunal. This can be found in Section 35 of the Forest Practices Act 1985 (the Act).

Appeal rights to the Tribunal are listed in the Act.  There is no prescribed form for the filing of an appeal. However, an Appellant should clearly indicate, in writing, they are filing an appeal and refer to the relevant section of the Act under which they are appealing. There is no prescribed filing fee.

The time within which to file an appeal is also set out in the Act and you should have regard to the timeframe set out in each relevant section.

The process of an appeal under the Act will follow a similar process to appeals before the Resource Management & Planning Appeal Tribunal. Please note the Act does not make provision for mediation.

If you have any questions regarding process, please contact the Tribunal Registry.

Please note previous decisions of the Tribunal are available from the Registry of the Resource Management & Planning Appeal Tribunal.