Legal Number: LEGL/93-61/1

Plantation: Too-Rour

Conservation Priority: High

93-61: Mar 01: Leerson Hill (816m) in background mostly covered in native vegetation within plantation boundary.

Strathbogies and Central North East Plantation Map here

Plantation where the Secretary CNR retains specified rights to harvest hardwood sawlogs.

Plantation within Australian Newsprint Mill (ANM) Ltd area of supply.

Plantation within Dominance Industries (Alpine MDF Industries) area of supply.

Plantation within D & R Henderson/Monsbent area of supply.

Plantation within Benalla Timber area of supply.

April 2003 Updates

Herbicides Used by Hancock in Pine Plantations - North East Region Victoria

Herbicide Label Rate max as kg/ha Used to control Notes Application
Carfentrazone-Ethyl 0.036      
Clopyralid 2.55 Woody Weeds Highly Toxic/Potential Ground water Contaminant air or ground
Glyphosate 3.6 Herbaceous and woody weeds, noxious weeds    
Hexazinone 4 Woody Weeds Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground, spot
Metsulfuron-Methyl 0.06 Woody Weeds, Noxious Weeds Potential Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground or spot
Triclopyr 3 Woody and Noxious Weeds   Ground, spot, basal bark



THREATENED FISH NOTES - BROKEN RIVER: Downstream of Nillacootie there is a remnant population of Macquarie Perch. Yellow Belly and Murray Cod are also stocked into the Broken River. Holland and Ryans creek both have populations of Macquarie Perch especially in Holland Creek. In regard to Ryans Creek above Loombah Weir it is the first time that a stocked population of Trout Cod has been found to be spawning.

Responsible Authority: Delatite Shire Council

Plantation Catchment: Headwaters of White Gum Gully/Parkes Creek/Broken River. Headwater streams of Rocky Ned Creek/Sugarloaf Creek/Moonee Creek/Broken River

Catchment Managment Authority: Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

Hancock Watch Site visit Mar 01: Strathbogie Ranges - Has a very extensive DNRE licence zone which runs alongside Rocky Ned Creek, a trib of Sugarloaf Creek which in turn is a trib of the Broken River. This is obviously quite an important area. There is also a wide swathe of native vegetation which runs for several km's along the western boundary of the plantation. Workers were carrying out thinning operations at the time of our visit, hence we did not get to the main areas we wanted to look at, although views from the road showed that this area is one of the most extensive areas of native vegetation in Hancock's holdings outside the Strzeleckis. Leerson Hill east of Too-Rour contains a large amount of native vegetation. This too was an extensive area which warrants further protection. Also came across a sign just south of Too-Rour which confirmed that the area was a Domestic Water Catchment on a large trib of White Gum Gully (Parkes Creek catchment) - meaning that some drinking water users have their water catchment covered in pine - a large dam was seen on the other side of the sign (outside the catchment) but nevertheless feeding into the water catchment as well. This was surrounded by pine.

Hancock Watch Site April 03: Very little logging activity had taken place in this plantation area, although new roads were observed on Chinaman's Track (Rocky Ned Creek catchment).

Broken Creek - Numurkah: A channel-like river with a few deep holes, mud and sand bottom. Contains mainly redfin average 700g, maximum 1.3kg, carp, some goldfish and tench. Occasional Murray Cod and golden perch present in the lower reaches.

Source: A Guide to the Inland Angling Waters of Victoria by BR Tunbridge, PL Rogan, CA Barnham. Department Conservation and Environment. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, 123 Brown St, Heidelberg, 3084. (4th ed - 1991)

93-61 - March 01:Native vegetation within plantation.

93-61 - March 01: Native vegetation within plantation.

93-61 - March 01: Native vegetation inside DNRE/Hancock licence area in Rocky Ned Creek catchment. This native forest could most likely be logged

93-61 - March 01: Big Rock - Rocky Ned Creek Catchment. Inside Hancock/DNRE licence area. This native forest may possibly be logged in the future.

93-61 - March 01: Rocky Ned Creek Catchment. Inside Hancock/DNRE licence area. This native forest could possibly be logged in the future.

93-61g Sign says 'Domestic Water Catchment - No Entry'. This is on the headwaters of White Gum Gully (Parkes Creek Catchment), a trib of the Broken River.

93-61h Over the road and upstream from water catchment sign just downstream from the headwaters of White Gum Gully.
Australian Newsprint Mill Broken Creek Murray River Macquarie Perch Yellowbelly Murray Cod High Benalla/Mansfield