Legal Number: LEGL/93-50
Conservation Priority: Low
Plantation within AKD Softwoods area of supply.
Plantation within SPE Exports (Geelong) area of supply.
ex Rural Finance Corporation Land.
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Herbicides Used by Hancock in Pine Plantations - Ballarat Region Victoria
Responsible Authority: Colac-Otway Shire Council
Quote of the year 2002: "Colac Otway Shire 6/12/02. Freedom of Information Request.
In response to your request for information relating to the use of herbicides by plantation companies, I advise that there are no records within Council, as plantation companies are not yet required to advise either Council or the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of their intention to conduct herbicide applications.
Yours sincerely - Freedom of Information Officer - Colac Otway Shire".
Plantation Catchment: Unnamed creek flows north
into Tomahawk Creek/Kennedys Creek
Update 2004: Large plantation mass, lies outside of Gellibrand Domestic Water Supply Catchment. Adjoins other plantations owned by Midway Plantations Pty Ltd, Timbercorp and Treecorp. Probably uses up vast supplies of water from the Kennedy's Creek catchment.