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Long Gully and Mud Hole Gully, Wandiligong: Summer 2019

November 1, 2019

HVP Plantations wish to advise of harvesting towards the southern end of the Wandiligong Plantation, in the area around Long Gully and Mud Hole Gully.

Harvest & replanting
  • The area being harvested is shown in green on the map below, which was planted in the 1980’s.
  • The harvest is in two parts: the first part is being harvested over a 1 to 2 week period from late October 2019. We’ll undertake the main harvest mid-January to mid-April 2020. The first part is a roadline harvest to allow us to build roads in the plantation in preparation for the main harvest.
  • The management of pine slash left after harvesting may include a combination of mechanical site preparation as well as burning. The site will be treated to control weeds prior to planting in Winter 2020.
Transport
  • Our drivers will transport the plantation logs from the worksites to HVP’s customers in Myrtleford, Wangaratta, Albury and Benalla, to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products.
  • The haulage routes (shown in red on the map below) include Branch Creek West Road and Long Gully Road, out on to Morses Creek Rd.
  • The logs from the roadline harvest will be transported in November 2019, and transport from the main harvest will be from late January through to May 2020.
Safety

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 their operations. For everyone’s safety, obey all safety signs, and be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic and machinery.
  • Please respect all signage, and do not be tempted go past signs for a closer look. This includes when the crew isn’t there (early morning and overnight).
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 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.
Summer 2019/20 harvesting (green shading) and haulage (red lines) in the Long Gully and Mud Hole Gully area, Wandiligong. Click to view larger image.

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