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Bakers Gully (Bright): Feb/Mar 2021 Roading, thinning, transport

February 4, 2021
12/2/2021 Update: Thinning will commence immediately following the road works (one week early), see below.

 

HVP Plantations wish to advise of February 2021 roading, harvesting and haulage operations in Bakers Gully, Bright. This continues the lifecycle of pine plantations in the Bakers Gully catchment.

Harvesting

An area in Bakers Gully, Bright is due for thinning, which harvests a selection of plantation trees, and encourages strong healthy growth of the remaining crop.

Where

The area shaded in green (on the map below) is the worksite being thinned. The worksite and a number of plantations roads feeding into it will be closed for the duration of the operation.

When
*Update: thinning will commence a week earlier than first planned. It will commence the week of Monday 15 February, following straight on from the road maintenance works.

 

Transport

Our drivers will transport the plantation logs from the Bakers Gully worksite to HVP’s customers in Wangaratta and Benalla.

Where

The haulage route travels down Bakers Gully Rd, along Ireland St and connects with the Great Alpine Road at Anderson St.

When

Transport will commence late February, and is expected to conclude during March.

Road maintenance
Where

Road works will occur on forest roads (marked in red on the map) in preparation for the thinning operation. Worksite closures will be in place.

When

For up to a fortnight, commencing the week of Monday 8 February 2021.

Safety

HVP takes safety seriously, please note the following:

Harvesting & roading worksites

The worksites will be closed for the duration of the operations. This includes when the crew is not present.
Worksites are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious.
For everyone’s safety, follow the directions of all signage and forest operators.
Be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic and machinery in the area.

Haulage route
  • The drivers transporting our plantation logs are committed to safely sharing the road with other members of the community.
  • GPS technology tracks speed and professional driving standards.
  • For community safety, trucks will travel slowly and steadily – including in the vicinity of Bright P-12 college, residences and businesses. For everyone’s safety, do not overtake trucks in this local neighbourhood.
Community recreation
General 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.

Plantation roads

The location of forest worksites for the roading and harvesting activities means that access to Clear Spot and some parts of Bakers Gully will be closed to all members of the public during the operations.

Trails

We have been working closely with Alpine Community Plantations (Mystic Park’s recreational manager) to plan this operation. For the latest information on Mystic trails, please follow Mystic Park, Bright on Facebook, or download the free Trailforks app to check for closures.

For more information
  • Notifications: If you would like to register to receive email notifications of other HVP operations as they occur around Bright, Porepunkah 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.
Map showing areas of Bakers Gully with Feb/Mar 2021 forest operations
Map showing areas of Bakers Gully with Feb/Mar 2021 forest operations

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