The NSW opposition is calling on the government to abandon plans to privatise the state-owned Forestry Corporation, in the wake of the recent devastating bushfires.
About 25 Labor MPs were in Tumut on Tuesday for a shadow cabinet meeting.
After the meeting, Labor leader Jodi McKay said she was renewing a previous call for the government to halt the privatisation plan.
Paul Scully, the opposition spokesman for natural resources, said the privatisation plan was the "greatest uncertainty facing this region" and needed to be dealt with immediately.
"Take it off the table, now and for good," Mr Scully said.
He said the opposition also wanted to see the government commit to working with the industry to ensure timber was replanted.
The bushfires damaged about 50,000 hectares of plantation timber in the Snowy Valleys region alone.
Ms McKay said the opposition was also calling for the appointment of a "recovery commissioner".
"We believe that the situation here in the Snowy Valleys and on the north coast is such that it requires a whole of government approach," she said.
Ms McKay said this recovery commissioner could work with all levels of government, the softwood industry and unions.
John Larter, the deputy mayor of Snowy Valleys, welcomed the visit by the shadow cabinet, saying any added attention to rebuilding the region would be "of great benefit to everyone".
Councillor Larter conceded that rebuilding after the bushfires, which burned through large areas of Snowy Valleys, would be difficult.
"We need to work with all levels of government to make sure we're in the best position we can be," he said.
Cr Larter said it would hoped the area would benefit from the planned Snowy 2.0 project, with the possibility of new job opportunities.
The council is also hoping to see advances on "big projects" such as improvements to the Brindabella Road, an upgrade to the Tumut airport and rebuilding of Tumut Hospital and ambulance station.
Cr Larter said Tumut also needed an improved multi-purpose centre, which could double as an evacuation centre.
There was also a pressing need for accommodation for seasonal workers coming into the region for work like fruit picking.