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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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North East Post-Plant Granular Aerial Herbicide Programme
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.
June 29, 2017
North East Foliar Sampling Program - Using Firearms
HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming foliar sampling operations in the plantations in North East Victoria.
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
December 30, 2016
Merriang Plantation Harvest & Haulage- Summer Update
Harvest & Haulage operations in the Merriang Plantation are currently occurring across several catchments in the area, resulting in many exit/entry points for our log trucks on the Merriang Sth Rd. Please read on for details of key roads that will have haulage activity this summer.
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.