Porepunkah/Bright plantation Winter 2021: Harvesting & haulage operations

May 18, 2021

HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming harvesting and haulage operations in the Porepunkah-Bright Plantation which will continue the lifecycle of pine plantations in this area.


Plantation areas shaded in green on the map below are due for harvest. The harvest is split into two stages: the first from late May to late July 2021, and second from late August to mid-September 2021.

  • The harvest worksite and a number of roads feeding into the worksite will be closed for the duration of the operation. For everyone’s safety, be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic, machinery and road closures within the plantation.
  • The current crop of trees was planted in the late 1980’s and is ready to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products. Please visit our operations page for further information about the plantation lifecycle and the range of HVP operations.

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

  • Transport will commence a week after harvesting commences:
    Haulage from 1st operation – late May until Early August
    Haulage from 2nd operation – Late August until late October
  • Timber will be hauled out of Douglas Rd, Toms Briggs Rd, Red Pines Rd, Roberts Creek Rd, Back Porepunkah Rd and Templar Rd.
Preparation & tree planting
  • A new crop of trees will be planted in winter 2022. Crews will control weeds and use excavators or bulldozers to prepare the harvested site for replanting.
  • The management of pine slash left after harvesting may also include a combination of mechanical site preparation as well as burning.

HVP takes safety seriously, please note the following:

  • The worksites will be closed (to vehicles, pedestrians, and riders) for the duration of the operations. This includes when the crew is not present.
  • Worksites are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious.
  • Follow the directions of all signage and forest operators.
  • Be aware of increased heavy vehicle traffic and machinery.
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, Freeburgh 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.
Map showing the areas of plantation to be harvested winter 2021 (shaded green) and the route that trucks will take entering and exiting the plantation (red) – click to enlarge.

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