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Tolmie: Winter-Spring 2019

July 4, 2019

HVP Plantations wish to advise of Winter-Spring operations around Tolmie, which are continuing the life cycle of pine plantations in this area.

Thinning
  • From July through to mid-Spring we will thin a series of stands in the Boggy/Fifteen Mile plantation.
  • Thinning operations harvest a selection of trees, and encourage strong healthy growth of the remaining crop.
Transport
  • Our drivers will transport the logs from the plantation to HVP’s customers, to be converted into sawn timber and other building and paper products.
  • This current period of haulage is expected to continue for three to four months.
  • Trucks will enter and exit the plantation on to the Mansfield-Whitfield Road from Ned’s Road, Snappa Road, and Fifteen Mile Creek Road. From there, they’ll drive through Tolmie on the way to destinations in Myrtleford, Wangaratta, Albury and Benalla.
Safety

HVP takes safety seriously, please note the following:

  • We contract our haulage operations to professional drivers, using quality fleet and GPS technology.
  • The worksites being thinned are hazardous, and risks to people’s safety are not always obvious. They 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 in and around the plantation.
  • To keep everyone safe, worksite signs highlight the specific areas of the plantation undergoing operations.
  • If you see these signs do not continue past them, or be tempted go past signs for a closer look. This includes when the crew isn’t there (early morning and overnight).
  • Harvesting 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.
We take safety seriously: Members of the public are not allowed to drive, walk or ride past worksite signs.
We take safety seriously: Members of the public are not allowed to drive, walk or ride past worksite signs.
Community recreation

You may have noticed HVP’s new public access signs when visiting plantations over the last couple of months. 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.

HVP's signs outlining induction and permit requirements, and the plantation lifecycle.
HVP’s signs outlining induction and permit requirements, and the plantation lifecycle.
For more information

All of our operations are subject to fire and weather constraints and customer demand, and may need to alter without notice.

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.

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