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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 and our staff are involved in many communities in which we operate. We manage access through the recreational permit program.
Find out what is happening across our business.
North East Pre-plant Weed Control Operations
HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming weed control operations in the plantations in the North East region of Victoria.
North East Fuel Reduction Burns
HVP Plantations is planning Fuel Reduction Burns of post-harvest residue in recently harvested forest sites on HVP’s estate in Myrtleford, Shelley and Benalla. These operations are planned for April-May. The timing of each burn is dependent on site and weather conditions. HVP Plantations is a registered brigade with the CFA and maintains a fleet of firefighting resources and appropriately trained and skilled staff. All burns will be registered with VicFire and relevant authorities and neighbours will be notified prior to ignition of each area.
North East Autumn Aerial Fertiliser Program
HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming fertiliser operations in the plantations in North East Victoria. They will be occurring in the Warrenbayne, Stanley, Merriang, Havilah, and Shelley Plantation areas.
Cable harvesting at Tower Hill/Stackey Gully, Bright
November 8, 2017
Mountain Mist (Quinns Gap) - Bright plantation harvest
Pine plantation harvest near Mountain Mist Court in the Quinns Gap Plantation. Conducted by HVP Plantations.
Aerial Herbicide Operation - Hotspur - SW Victoria
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)
Timber Harvesting & Road Closure - Aire Valley Plantation
October 25, 2017
Harvesting and Haulage Operations at Sandy Creek, Walwa
HVP Plantations wish to advise local residences of the planned pine plantation harvest and haulage activities at the end of Sandy Creek Road.
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
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.
Aerial Fertilisation of SW Plantations
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.
September 22, 2017
Plantation harvest & haulage at Dean Springs - Porepunkah
Stage two, October-December 2017
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.
August 14, 2017
Log Trucks at Cudgewa and Tintaldra
HVP Plantations update on log truck traffic on the Cudgewa Valley Road, and the section of the Murray River Road between Tintaldra and Walwa.
Harvest Plan for Mystic Plantations - Bright
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Timber Harvesting to commence on Back Germantown Rd
November 14, 2016
Summer Harvesting Operations in Colac and Otways
Summer harvesting and haulage taking place in Otway district
September 21, 2016
Cable Harvesting Returns to Wandiligong
HVP Plantations wish to advise the residents of Wandiligong that cable harvesting operations will be occurring in the Jagoes & Grenville Gully areas over the next three months.
Temporary road closures will be in place on Brown, Robinson & Moran Rd's to ensure the safety of public.