This consultation is now closed.

We are currently reviewing submissions and will publish the outcomes of the consultation on this page.

We’re seeking your feedback on proposed amendments to audit requirements for certain plantation forestry projects under the Australian Carbon Credit Unit Scheme.


We’re proposing a new class of alternative assurance projects that will reduce the audit requirements for eligible small-scale new plantations covered by schedule 1 of the plantation forestry method. 

This new class applies to low-risk plantation forestry projects. Existing projects or new applications that meet the proposed criteria under this class will be eligible for a reduced audit schedule. 

For these projects, alternative assurance will reduce administrative burden and incentivise scheme participation by lowering audit costs.


  • Consultation: 4 April to 1 May 2024

Participants were invited to:


Consultation submissions were due by 5 pm AEST 1 May 2024. Any submissions received after this date will be considered at our discretion.