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Harvesting and Haulage Operations at Havilah

February 1, 2017

HVP Plantations wish to advise local residences of the radiata pine plantation harvesting on Havilah Road, Havilah. These harvest operations are planned to finish around April 2017.

The harvesting operations will process plantation grown trees for subsequent transport and processing into sawlog products, for housing and other construction, and chiplog, for paper and medium density fibre manufacturing. Logs are transported to Myrtleford, Wangaratta and Benalla for processing.

Residents and the general public are advised that log trucks will be using Havilah Road and Happy Valley Road. If you would like to communicate with the log truck drivers they will be available on UHF channel 40 on the sealed roads and channel 25 on plantation roads.

Together with local log haulage companies, HVP have implemented a self imposed a speed limit for log trucks on the gravel section of Havilah Road.

Felling and processing trees, and loading trucks are hazardous activities. Large machinery is in use and the ability of operators to hear and see beyond their immediate area of operations is often restricted. To keep everyone safe, signage is in place to highlight the specific areas of the operation in the plantation.

All of our operations are subject to fire and weather constraints and customer demand and may be altered without notice. Effort will be made to keep you informed.

In an effort to help us to improve our communication and operations, HVP encourage you to contact us through our website www.hvp.com.au with any feedback.

For further specific information regarding these operations please contact HVP Plantations on 03 5731 2000.

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