Forests New South Wales is holding an information day to shed light on harvesting plans in the Yurammie State Forest, west of Pambula on the state’s Far South Coast.
The plans have worried a nearby community at Wyndham, that says the activity will harm the town’s only water supply.
A hydrologist, soil specialist and an ecologist will be available to answer questions at the Wyndham Hall on Wednesday this week.
Planning Manager Kevin Petty says he hopes the day will resolve the concerns.
“Hopefully it will clearly answer a lot of questions that the public have, and to show that there will be an increase in water yield, not a decrease, and water quality will not be affected,” he said.
A Wyndham conservation group says the information day has been inadequately planned.
The Yurangalo group’s Deb Harris says it has been organised at short notice, with little community consultation.
“It has been very difficult to actually work out what is going on,” she said.
“People started receiving messages and contact late in the working week last week.
“That is very short notice as far as the community is concerned.
“And then there is the whole question of what this information session is supposed to do.
The group is attempting to organise a meeting with Forests New South Wales for April, but a date has not been confirmed.
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