Timber Harvesting notification – Creswick pine plantation (St Georges Lake)
October 6, 2017
Harvesting operations are scheduled to commence in the Creswick pine plantation, north side of St George Lake in October-November 2017. The thinning operation will be located on Brackenbury Rd and is expected to run until the mid-December. Harvesting and delivery contractors have been instructed to minimise as far as is practical the impacts on local residents.
Residents are also advised that log trucks will be using local roads including Water St.
In the interest of Safety, sections of roads including Miners Gully Rd & Brackenbury Rd will be closed at times during the operation.
Due care should be exercised around the boundaries of the plantation, at road intersections and at points of truck access from the plantation on to local roads. Please observe all safety signs.
SAFETY – Harvesting Operation
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 restricted. Remaining trees can be de-stabilized and may fall or drop branches unexpectedly. For these reasons:
ALL PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE PLANTATION, INCLUDING HVP ROADS, IS PROHIBITED FOR THE FULL DURATION OF HARVESTING OPERATIONS.
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