Region: Upper Murray

Legal Number: LEGL/93-135

Plantation: Chiltern Water Reservoir

93-135a Mar 01: Remnant bush along trib of Black Dog Creek inside plantation.

Conservation Priority: Med

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

Water Catchment Area:

Responsible Authority: Indigo Shire Council

North East Victoria Plantation Map here

Plantation Catchment: Several creeks flowing into Black Dog Creek/Diddah Diddah Creek/Murray River

Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management Authority

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


Hancock Watch site visit Mar 01: Interesting plantation bordering on Barrambogie State Forest - the plantation is most likely downstream from a series of wells that supply Chiltern with drinking water. Small plantation located on flat land with very minimal slopes. This plantation had a significant area under native vegetation which appeared to be unlogged which is positive. There were some wildings growing on the northern boundary of the plantation and it did appear that some herbicides had been used to spray native vegetation regenerating alongside road boundary. There also appeared to be a 'protected' native vegetation wetland on the western edge of the plantation which was not logged as well as some older trees inside the plantation boundary on the southern edge of the plantations. Pines looked like they had been hervested in the past 6 months so native veg buffers appear to be maintained. Normally this type of plantation would warrant a high, but it appears to be well looked after.

93-135b March 01: Some older remnant trees inside plantation.

93-135c March 01: Pines established in drainage lines.

93-135 d. March 01: Native vegetation along trib of Black Dog Creek

93-135e March 01: Newly planted pine.
Australian Newsprint Mill Murray River Medium Upper Murray