No plan to log national parks, say ministers

Lismore Nightcap National Park
Lismore Nightcap National Park

MINISTER for the North Coast, Don Page and Environment Minister Robyn Parker have categorically denied there is any plan to allowing logging in national parks.

The announcement comes in response to claims by North East Forest Alliance representative Dailan Pugh that the New South Wales was considering such a proposal as part of its "secretive reviews of timber resources and logging prescriptions".

But Don Page said it was not the case.

"This is simply not true and it is disappointing, though not unexpected, to see sensationalist claims like this coming from the North Eastern Forest Alliance," he said.

Mr Page said the proposal had been put forward by the Forest Products Association.

"The submission was made by an industry association, which the Minister for the Environment has clearly stated does not reflect the view of the NSW Government," Mr Page said.

Mr Pugh has welcomed the government's assurances.

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