Operations Update

HVP have a vision of respecting our communities and having them value us. For this to occur we need to get better at telling our story of economic growth and community support.  Our staff identify with the adage ‘We do the right thing when no-one is watching.’ This resonates with us, it is a true reflection of the role of the Australian forester.  Our staff are passionate about what we do. We love forests, we live in forests, and we depend on a healthy and sustainable environment to work, earn and live.

On any given day HVP staff may be responsible for more than one hundred operations taking place across our estate. All necessary to ensure we are able to continue supplying our customers with the wood they need to make the products people use every day.

These updates are of operations we consider will have significant general community interest. We also provide notification directly to our neighbours immediately adjacent to harvesting coupes, aerial operations and where we have to undertake burning for residue or fuel reduction.

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all current operations across the estate.

Should you have further queries or suggestions in relation to these operations please contact us via the contact tab at the top of this page.

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North East Foliar Sampling Program - Using Firearms

June 29, 2017

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

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Plantation Harvest and Haulage at Deans Springs - Porepunkah

April 24, 2017

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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SW Fuel Reduction Burns

April 20, 2017

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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Stanley Plantation Operations Rolling Update

July 1, 2017

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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