North East Fuel Reduction Burns

HVP Plantations is planning Fuel Reduction Burns of post-harvest residue in recently harvested forest sites on HVP’s estate near Merriang, Ovens, Bright, Wandiligong, Shelley, Koetong, Railway and Lucyvale. These operations are planned for April to May 2022. The timing of each burn is dependent on site and weather conditions that assist in achieving a safe and controlled burn.

The harvest residues are placed into heaps and a mineral earth break is constructed around the boundary to reduce the risk of escape. HVP Plantations is a registered brigade with the CFA and maintains a fleet of firefighting resources and appropriately trained and skilled staff. All burns will be registered with the CFA and relevant authorities and neighbours will be notified prior to ignition of each area.

If you would like further information, or to provide feedback, please visit the “Contact” page (top right hand corner) on this website and complete the enquiries form. In the comments section please provide a summary of your enquiry including the issue, location and other information and comments you feel are relevant. Alternatively you can contact the HVP Myrtleford Office on 03 5731 2000 or by email to

Carboor    Ovens    Bright – Porepunkah – Wandiligong

Lucyvale     Shelley

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