Legal Number: LEGL/93-114
Conservation Priority: Medium
May 2013: About a dozen trees, some of them old growth bowled over to widen a logging road after 30 ha of plantation burnt during March 2013 bushires.
Declared Water Catchment Area: ENTIRE PLANTATION LIES WITHIN TARWIN RIVER (MEENIYAN) WATER SUPPLY CATCHMENT. PROCLAIMED 24/4/90.
Plantations are approximately 140ha in size and were established in 1989. Midways Bluegum plantations were established sometime later - probably 2006. Hancock's plantations are at one point 20 metres from the Tarwin River West Branch.
Area within PaperlinX area of supply.
Area within Brown and Dureau Softwoods (Morwell) area of supply.
THREATENED FISH NOTES - TARWIN RIVER: Consistent records of Australian Grayling.
May 2013: This tree was probably older than 150 years. Bowled over by Hancock to make way for widening of logging access track.
Herbicides Used by Grand Ridge Plantations - Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Victoria
Responsible Authority: South Gippsland Shire Council
Plantation Catchment: 2 creeks/2 HW running SE into Tarwin River West Branch/Anderson Inlet/Venus Bay. Two plantations seperated by farmland.
Catchment Managment Authority: West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
May 2013: Old growth destroyed for no reason
Hancock Watch Site visit Jan 01: Travelled along Forresters Road. Went into plantation on west side. Scattered remnant old growth stringybark etc at north end of plantation. Found a wedgetail eagle feather. Possibly 50 trees in all. Travelled into plantation on east side. Area borders State Forest with mixed species - mainly stringybark regrowth. Not many older trees - trees possibly 40 - 50 years old. Northern aspect covered in regrowth. Pine plantations established on east side of northern aspect of plantation. Drove down main access track. Possibly 500 metres of regrowth stringy on both sides of track. Drove into plantation. Road average in places. All tribs marked on LEGL's dominated by pine. Occasional euc's in plantations including old trees. Buffer of Manna Gums and farmland along Tarwin River West Branch. River looked in poor shape. Not much flow.
Tarwin River, Tarwin - Alambee South to Wilkur Creek: Slower flowing water with deep holes, mud and sand bottom. Contains some brown trout to 350g, average 90g, but occasional larger fish. Abundant river blackfish and tupong. Access restricted by private property.
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)