Harvesting and Road Construction in Mystic basin, Bright

We are working in Mystic Basin, Bright

HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming harvesting, haulage and road construction operations in the Mystic basin of Bright, which will continue the lifecycle of pine plantations in this area. A small plantation area will be harvested to allow for road construction works to commence, these works are in preparation for planned harvest operations in 2024.


Plantation areas in Mystic Basin, Bright (shaded in red on the attached map) will be closed for the operation, a small segment of the closed area will be harvested.  These works will commence mid November 2023 till early December.

  • The harvest worksite and a number of roads and mountain bike trails feeding into the worksite will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of the operation. For everyone’s safety, be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic, machinery and closures within the plantation.

The current crop of trees is 25 years old, and ready to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products. Please visit our website for further information about the plantation lifecycle and the range of HVP operations.


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

  • Transport will commence a week after harvesting commences, and is expected to continue for a 1 week period.
  • The haulage route will include Mystic lane, Shown on attached map.
Road Construction

Earthmoving machinery and gravel trucks will be working in the closed area for the entire operation.

  • Gravel trucks will be using Mystic lane to transport rock into the closed area, please be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic on Mystic lane.

HVP takes safety seriously, please note the following:

  • Worksites are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious.
  • The worksites will be closed (to vehicles and pedestrians) for the duration of the operations. This includes when the crew is not present.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic and machinery.

Thank you for remaining out of closed areas, and following the directions of all signage and forest operators.

Community recreation

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

For more information

Contact our office      For further information, or to provide feedback, please contact our Myrtleford office: phone (03) 5731 2000; email



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