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2022 Forest operations in the Clear Spot Rd area, Bright

May 6, 2022

August 2022 update

The first stage of road works was successfully completed in May 2022. This was in preparation for forest operations in the area from August 2022 to January 2023. The following information outlines what you can expect in the Bakers Gully / Clear Spot area of Bright over the coming months.

What is happening in the plantation?

An area of plantation will be closed to all public access for a few months from the week commencing Monday 22 August 2022 through to January 2023, as shown in the following map. The area is closed to allow for crews to safely undertake a series of forest operations in the Bakers Gully /Clear Spot area of Bright.

Map showing the section of the Bright plantation to be closed for forest operations August 2022 to January 2023
Map (click to enlarge) showing the section of the Bright plantation to be closed for forest operations from August 2022 to January 2023. This is due to roadworks, earthmoving, harvesting and transporting logs from the worksite.
Safety

HVP takes safety seriously, please note the following:

  • Worksites are closed to all public access (vehicles, pedestrians, and riders) for the duration of operations. This includes when the crew is not present.
  • Worksites are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious. Some of the dangers are falling trees, dislodged rocks and machines with very limited visibility.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic and machinery in the area.
  • Thank you for following the directions of all signage and forest operators.
Roadworks, earthworks & tree harvesting

Roadworks, earthworks and tree harvesting is planned to commence late August 2022, and will continue through to January 2023.

  • The harvest worksite and a number of roads and tracks feeding into the worksite will be closed for the full duration of these operations.
  • The current crop of trees was planted in the late 1980s and early 1990s and is ready to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products.
  • Please visit our operations page for further information about the plantation lifecycle and the range of HVP operations.
Log transport

Our drivers will transport the plantation logs from the worksite to HVP’s customers in Myrtleford, Wangaratta, Benalla, and regional NSW.

  • The transport route (shown below) includes Bakers Gully Road, Ireland Street, Anderson Street, and out onto the Great Alpine Road at Gavin Street.
  • Transport will commence early October (after the September school holidays) and will continue through to December 2022. HVP staff will visit businesses along the route in September to advise of the upcoming activity, and answer any questions.
  • If not all logs have been transported from the worksite before Christmas, the trucks will pause over the holiday period.
  • Our professional drivers are committed to road safety.
Map showing the transport route from the plantation to the Great Alpine Road.
Map showing the transport route from the plantation to the Great Alpine Road.
Community recreation

HVP recognise that many community members have an affinity with our forests, and enjoy walking, running and bike-riding activities throughout the year. Before entering any plantations, please undertake a visitor induction and apply for a Human Powered Pass. Always remain out of forest operations worksites.

For more information
  • Notifications: If you would like to register to receive email notifications of other HVP operations as they occur around Bright, Porepunkah, Freeburgh and Wandiligong, please register here.
  • Contact our office: For further information, to provide feedback, or to become a stakeholder, please contact our Myrtleford office: phone (03) 5731 2000; or email HVP via our contact page.

 

 

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May 2022: first notification

HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming roadworks in the Bright plantation which is in preparation for harvesting later in 2022.

First closure: May 2022 Road works

Roadworks will commence 9 May 2022 on Clear Spot Road, and are planned to continue to late May. This operation will close a section of Clear Spot Road and a number of roads and tracks feeding in to the worksite location. Please see map below showing the closed area. During this first period, other routes to Clear Spot are available for walkers, runners and cyclists, which stay away from the closed area.

Map showing the closure on Clear Spot Rd for roadworks in May 2022
Map showing the closure on Clear Spot Rd for roadworks in May 2022 (click to enlarge)
Safety

HVP takes safety seriously, please note the following:

  • Worksites are closed (to vehicles, pedestrians, and riders) for the duration of operations. This includes when the crew is not present.
  • Worksites are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic and machinery.
  • Thank you for following the directions of all signage and forest operators.
Second closure: What will happen later in 2022?

Clear Spot Road will reopen following the May 2022 road works, and will close again later in 2022. The second closure will commence in August or September 2022, continuing through to December 2022. The boundaries of the second closure will be communicated closer to the time. The second closure is for additional roadworks and then the plantation harvest operation.

Harvest

The harvest operation is planned to commence in September, and will continue through to December 2022.

  • The harvest worksite and a number of roads feeding into the worksite will be closed for the duration of the operation.
  • The current crop of trees was planted in the late 1980s and early 1990s and is ready to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products.
  • Please visit our operations page for further information about the plantation lifecycle and the range of HVP operations.
Community recreation

HVP recognise that many community members have an affinity with our forests, and enjoy walking, running and bike-riding activities throughout the year. Before entering any plantations, please undertake a visitor induction and apply for a Human Powered Pass.

For more information
  • Notifications: If you would like to register to receive email notifications of other HVP operations as they occur around Bright, Porepunkah, Freeburgh and Wandiligong, please register here.
  • Contact our office: For further information, to provide feedback, or to become a stakeholder, please contact our Myrtleford office: phone (03) 5731 2000; or email HVP via our contact page.

 

 

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