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    HVP manage more than 50,000ha of land for conservation purposes. These areas contain significant plant and animal species.

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HVP Announcements

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  • North East Region Spring Remedial Aerial Fertiliser Program

    HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming fertiliser operations in the plantations in North East Victoria.

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  • October 1, 2019
    Jagoes Gully, Wandiligong: Summer 2019

    Information regarding upcoming harvesting and transport in Wandiligong. First stage in October 2019, then main harvest from December 2019.

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  • October 1, 2019
    Mystic, Bright: Harvest & haulage Oct-Dec 2019

    The next harvesting operation in Mystic, Bright, is happening October to December 2019.

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  • First load out of HVP with PBS A-double

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  • September 24, 2019
    Gippsland Weed Control Program (Spring 2019)

    HVP Plantations will be conducting weed control programs throughout Spring 2019, including (but not limited to) Gippsland plantations near Seaview, Yallourn North, Rosedale, Longford, Stockdale, Carrajung, Won Wron & Turtons Creek.

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  • North East Aerial Wattle Control Programme October 2019

    HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming wattle control operations in the plantations in the North East region of Victoria.

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  • North East Post-Plant Granular Aerial Herbicide Programme

    HVP wish to advise of upcoming granular herbicide operations in the North East Region of Victoria.

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  • August 29, 2019
    First load out of HVP with PBS A-double

    Western Regions first Road Train has hauled 4 bunks of 6 metre sawlog products in Mt Gambier. Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles are designed to perform their tasks as productively, safely and sustainably as possible, and to operate on networks that are appropriate for their level of performance.

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  • July 30, 2019
    Buckland Valley: Thinning Winter-Spring 2019

    UPDATED details: Thinning operation in the Buckland Valley, Winter-Spring 2019.

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  • July 24, 2019
    Gippsland Silviculture Burns

    HVP Plantations will be conducting silviculture burns in Yallourn North, Glengarry, Glengarry West, Tyers and Traralgon on Thursday 25 July and Friday 26 July. Smoke will be visible from Moe, Newborough, Maryvale, Morwell.

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  • July 24, 2019
    Mt Macedon harvesting finished for the season.

    Operational update for Mt Macedon.

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  • July 22, 2019
    Porepunkah: Harvest & haulage at Junction plantation

    Information about HVP operations in Junction Plantation, Porepunkah, in Winter-Spring 2019.

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  • July 4, 2019
    Tolmie: Winter-Spring 2019

    Community information about HVP's Winter-Spring 2019 operations in the Tolmie area.

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  • May 28, 2019
    Myrtleford: Nil Gully harvest & haulage Winter 2019

    An area of plantation in Nil Gully Myrtleford will be harvested in Winter 2019.

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  • May 24, 2019
    Porepunkah: Thinning at Braithwaites and Junction Plantations May-June 2019

    Three locations will be thinned in Porepunkah's Braithwaites and Junction Plantations in May-June 2019.

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  • May 14, 2019
    Stanley: Operations update

    HVP Plantations would like to update the Stanley and Beechworth communities with the latest information about our operations, keeping safe, and recreation.

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  • May 11, 2019
    Gippsland Silvicultural Burns - Autumn 2019

    HVP Plantations will be conducting silvicultural burns of post-harvest residue throughout West & South Gippsland in May and June 2019. To assist in achieving a safe and controlled burn, the timing of each operation is dependent on localised site and weather conditions.

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  • May 8, 2019
    Bright: Racecourse Plantation Autumn-Winter 2019

    HVP will be undertaking two operations in Bright's Racecourse in late Autumn and Winter 2019.

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  • April 12, 2019
    Kinglake & surrounds: Return of harvesting operations

    HVP Plantations wish to advise that harvesting and transport activities are returning to Kinglake West this April, continuing the life cycle of pine plantations in the area.

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  • February 25, 2019
    Bright: Mt Porepunkah Rd/Oregon Rd thinning & haulage operation

    Commencing early March 2019, an area of plantation will be thinned in the Mt Porepunkah Rd/Oregon Rd neighbourhood of Bright.

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  • February 15, 2019
    Grenville Gully Wandiligong harvesting

    Overview of Grenville Gully harvest, from February 2019

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  • February 12, 2019
    Gippsland - Rosedale Fire Salvage February 2019

    HVP Plantations can confirm that the Rosedale West Boundary Track South Fire, which has been declared under control, has impacted roughly 2,200 hectares of pine plantation. Our focus now turns to salvaging the harvestable standing trees and preparing the burnt area for replanting the replacement crop of pine trees.
    Plantation tree stock losses are estimated to incur a nett loss of several million dollars. Approximately 1,100 hectares of 12 to 23-year-old fire affected trees have been earmarked to be salvage harvested over the next 7 months.

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  • January 30, 2019
    Mystic Park, Bright - harvest, haulage & replant

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  • December 17, 2018
    Plantation harvesting and haulage operations - Mt Macedon

    Due to recent rain events the commencement of HVP Plantations harvesting and haulage operations on Mt Macedon have been delayed. The harvesting is now expected to commence on the 3rd of January and haulage operations on the 7th of January. Harvesting and haulage operations will be undertaken in stages over the next few years, mainly during the summer months.

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  • September 18, 2018
    Herbicide operations Carngham Plantation

    HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming herbicide operations in the plantations in the Ballarat Region of Victoria, at the Carngham plantation.

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  • Shooting Notification - SW Foliar Sampling

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  • Macedon area Harvest & Haulage operations in Railway plantation.

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  • Lifecycle of Bright plantations continues

    HVP Plantations is continuing the activities of a working forest to grow, care for, harvest and re-establish pine trees. All of our operations contribute to the overall plantation lifecycle. Harvesting is staggered across the landscape in a patchwork of age classes.

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  • May 2, 2018
    South West Pre Plant Spray Program

    South West Pre Plant Spray Program:
    HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming herbicide operations in the plantations in the South Western region of Victoria.

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  • May 2, 2018
    SW Fuel Reduction Burns

    SW Fuel Reduction Burns:
    HVP Plantations is planning Fuel Reduction Burns of post-harvest residue in recently harvested forest sites on HVP’s South West estate in the Rennick, Kentbruck, Weecurra, Hotspur & Digby areas. These operations are planned for May to June 2018.

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  • Aerial Herbicide Operation - Hotspur - SW Victoria

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  • January 16, 2018
    Plantation Closures Thursday 17th & Friday 18th January

    Due to forest conditions leading to increased fire risk, the following HVP Plantations are closed (full day closure) to all community and recreation access.

    Thursday 17th January: Castlemaine plantations; and South West (Rennick, Kentbuck, Mt Gambier)

    Friday 18th January: Ballarat plantations; Castlemaine plantations; Woodend, Fingerpost, Railway & Macedon; and South West (Rennick, Kentbuck, Dartmoor, Mt Gambier)

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  • Timber Harvesting & Road Closure - Aire Valley Plantation

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  • October 24, 2017
    Ballarat District Weed control program

    HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming herbicide operations in the plantations in the Ballarat Region of Victoria, at the Carngham plantation

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  • Plantation Timber Harvest notification - Mt Macedon

    HVP Plantations will be commencing harvesting of the Mt Macedon pine plantations from this summer. Harvesting will be undertaken in stages over the next 2 years, mainly during the summer months.

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  • Aerial Fertilisation of SW Plantations

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  • October 6, 2017
    Timber Harvesting notification - Creswick pine plantation (St Georges Lake)

    Harvesting operations are scheduled to commence in the Creswick pine plantation, north side of St George Lake in October-November 2017. The thinning operation will be located on Brackenbury Rd and is expected to run until the mid-December.

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  • September 6, 2017
    SW Weed Control Program

    SW Weed Control Program

    HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming herbicide operations in the plantations in the South Western region of Victoria.

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  • Harvest Plan for Mystic Plantations - Bright

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  • August 8, 2017
    Woodend, Macedon & Mt Macedon Plantations Rolling Update

    HVP Plantations would like to update the Macedon, Mt Macedon and Woodend communities about the continued forestry activities including timber harvesting, log haulage, planting and weed management program in the surrounding plantations. Some of the plantation areas, which were replanted following the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983, are now over 30 years old. HVP understand the plantations are valued by the local community. HVP intends to continue managing the Fingerpost and Railway areas as working plantations and as such will endeavour to replant with new pine seedlings, within twelve months of harvesting.

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  • August 8, 2017
    Western: weed management for new seedlings

    HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming herbicide operations in our plantations in our Western Region. This weed management operation will see the application of a granular form of hexazinone be applied to this year’s re-planted areas. The spot application involves a small area around each tree, treated by hand. The operation is scheduled to commence in late September and continue through October.

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  • April 24, 2017
    Plantation Harvest and Haulage at Deans Springs - Porepunkah

    Harvest and Haulage activities for Deans Springs harvest of pine plantation - Porepunkah in April 2017. Community drop-in available at Punkah Pantry on 15 March 2017.

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  • April 20, 2017
    SW Fuel Reduction Burns

    HVP Plantations is planning Fuel Reduction Burns of post-harvest residue in recently harvested forest sites on HVP’s estate at Rennick, Bahgallah, Weecurra, Milltown & Digby areas. These operations are planned for April to June 2017.

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  • July 1, 2017
    Stanley Plantation Operations Rolling Update

    HVP Plantations would like to update the Stanley and Beechworth communities about the continued timber harvesting and log haulage program in the Stanley plantation.
    The outlook for the rest of 2017 is:
    • A thinning harvesting operation will continue to occur in the Stanley plantation throughout this period.
    • The thinning crew will work along Twist Creek road then move down to the Yackandandah side of the plantation before returning to the Wooden Gate road area about November.
    • A clear-fall operation will occur along Red Hill road for approximately six to eight weeks in Spring.
    • Log trucks will continue to use Red Hill road (Beechworth), No. 1 road (Yackandandah) and Masons road (Stanley) for entry and exit of the pine plantation.
    • Road users will see intermittent log truck traffic on the above roads. There may also be occasional log truck traffic seen on the Mt Stanley road.
    • Traffic lights may also be used at the harvesting operation worksites on Twist Creek road, Red Hill road and No. 1 road. These are in place for your safety and the safety of the harvesting operators.

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  • Ballarat District - Fuel Reduction Burning Autumn 2017

    HVP Plantations is planning Fuel Reduction Burns of both post-harvest residue in recently harvested forest sites and fuels in native vegetation blocks on HVP’s estate at Carngham, Cape Clear, Creswick & Invermay areas. These operations are planned for April to June 2017.

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  • Timber Harvesting to commence on Back Germantown Rd

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  • November 14, 2016
    Summer Harvesting Operations in Colac and Otways

    Summer harvesting and haulage taking place in Otway district

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