Plantation Timber Harvest notification – Mt Macedon

HVP Plantations will be commencing harvesting of the Mt Macedon pine plantations from this summer. Harvesting will be undertaken in stages over the next 2 years, mainly during the summer months.

Once harvesting has been completed on these currently leased plantations, the area will transition to the Department of Land, Environment & Water for revegetation to native species and ongoing management.

What you can expect

As well as changing views you can expect to see:

  • Road works to prepare the site for traffic and machinery.
  • Heavy machinery felling, processing and stacking the logs in the plantations.
  • Trucks carrying logs to our customers.
  • Heavy machinery preparing the ground for revegetation with native plants.
  • Signage within and on the edge of the plantations highlighting safety requirements.
  • Road closures in place on roads that enter onto active plantation operations.

Your safety is important to us

Felling and processing trees and loading trucks are hazardous activities. Large machinery is involved and the ability of operators to hear and see beyond the immediate area of operations is often limited.

We have a duty of care for all workers and visitors to our plantations. For these reasons:

  • Public Access to the plantation is restricted for the duration of the harvesting operations
  • Seek an alternate space for recreation
  • Please observe all safety signs

If you have any queries on any aspect of the harvesting operation or would like to draw our attention to any relevant matters please contact HVP Plantations on 5339 0000 or email

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