Region: Strzeleckis

Legal Number: LEGL/93-79

Plantation: Boolara South

Conservation Priority: Med.


Strzelecki Ranges Maps Here

THREATENED FISH NOTES - TARWIN RIVER: Consistent records of Australian Grayling

November 2001: Plantation logging in Main Creek catchment. Plantations initially established in 1990, 1991 by State Government.
Responsible Authority: LaTrobe Shire Council

Plantation Catchment:
a) 2 HW Main Creek/Clear Creek/Tarwin River + 1 trib Clear Creek/Tarwin River East Branch/Tarwin River.
b) 1 HW Main Creek + 1 HW Clear Creek/Tarwin River East Branch/Tarwin River.

Area within PaperlinX area of supply.

Area within Planthard Hardwoods (Drouin West Sawmills) area of supply.


November 2001: Plantation hardwood logging with reasonable buffer zones.


Plantations located approximately 13km south east of Mirboo North

Herbicides Used by Grand Ridge Plantations - Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Victoria

Herbicide Label Rate max as kg/ha Used to control Euc/Rad Notes Application
Clopyralid 2.55 Woody Weeds Radiata and Eucalypts Highly Toxic/Potential Ground water Contaminant aerial or ground
Glufosinate Ammonium 1 Woody Weeds Radiata   aerial or ground
Glyphosate 3.6 Herbaceous and woody weeds, noxious weeds Radiata, Eucalpts and Custodial    
Haloxyfop-methyl 0.13 Annual and Pernneial Grasses Eucalypts Carcinogen aerial or ground
Hexazinone 4 Woody Weeds Radiata Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground, spot
Metsulfuron-Methyl 0.06 Woody Weeds, Noxious Weeds Radiata, Eucalyptus and Custodial Potential Ground Water Contaminant Aerial, ground or spot
Sulfometuron Methyl 0.6 Annual and Perennial Grasses and broadleaf weeds Eucalyptus Potential Ground Water Contaminant Aerial or Ground


Catchment Managment Authority: West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority

Clear Creek, Mirboo: Flows through cleared hill country as a series of runs and pools, rock and gravel bed. Contains mostly brown trout average 150g, river blackfish and eels.

Tarwin River, Tarwin: East Branch upstream from Mirboo: Flows through cleared hilly country as a series of runs and pools, rock and gravel bed. Turtons Creek section of the system is self sustaining for trout.

Tarwin River, Tarwin - Mirboo to junction with West Branch: Relatively slow flowing with some deep holes, mud and sand bottom. Access restricted by private property. Considered marginal for trout and need for supplemental stocking is assessed annually. Contains brown trout average 100g, some 400g but occasional larger fish, river blackfish, eels and tupong.

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).


Tarwin River Australian Grayling Strzeleckis