Region: Upper Murray

Legal Number: LEGL/93-162

Plantation: Shelley

Conservation Priority: ?

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

Plantation within Carter Holt Harvey (now owned by International Paper) area of supply.

Plantation within Boral Timber (Tumbarumba) NSW area of supply.

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

North East Victoria Plantation Map here

Plantation Possibly located on Tin Mine tailings: Tin was first worked in the Koetong area in 1873. In June that year, stream tin was being worked on Koetong, Dry Forest, Burrowye, Pheasant and Cudgewa Creeks and their branches. Stream tin was worked in much the same way as alluvial gold; the upper soil (called 'stripping') on the creek flats was shovelled away until tin-bearing washdirt was exposed; sluicing was then carried out.


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


Plantation lies inside Lake Hume Designated Water Supply Catchment.

THREATENED FISH NOTES - CUDGEWA CREEK: Stocked with Trout Cod and Murray Cod. Also has Blackfish and Mountain Galaxias. Silt is major problem into its lower reaches.

Responsible Authority: Towong Shire Council

Plantation Catchment: Headwaters and tributaries flowing into Guys Forest Creek. Several tributaries of Kelangie Creek/Pheasant Creek/Cudgewa. Many creeks into Beetomba Creek/Kelangie Creek/Cudgewa Creek. Tributaries of Kane Creek/Cudgewa Creek. Tributaries of Boundary Creek/Cudgewa Creek. Tributaries of Newmans Creek/Boundary Creek. Tributaries of Reids Creek/Boundary Creek

Catchment Managment Authority: North East Catchment Management Authority

Upper Murray River: The Upper Murray Basin is drained by numerous small streams which comprise part of the headwaters of the Murray River. All the rivers, except the lower reaches of the northern streams, flow through inaccessible, heavily forested mountain country. The two best trout waters are the Cudgewa and Nariel Creeks. Koetong Creek is being stocked with trout cod as part of a program aimed at establishing additional viable populations of this endangered native fish species.

Cudgewa Creek, Cudgewa: Rises in heavily timbered country, then flows through grazing land, gravel, rock and mud bed. Erosion of banks and siltation requires control. Carries mostly brown trout average 480g, maximum 900g, rainbow trout to 450g and abundant river blackfish. Spiny freshwater crayfish are present. Lower reaches contain some redfin and occasional Murray cod to 6.6kg. Trout cod are reported to be still present in the middle reaches. Last stocked with trout by Department in 1969. No further trout stocking will be considered because of the viable Murray cod population and reported trout cod.

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)

The distribution of Trout Cod is more restricted than in the past (Cadwallader &Gooley 1984). They were once widespread in the Murray-Darling system, mostly in the upper reaches (e.g. Mitta Mitta, Ovens, King and Goulburn Rivers), though recorded as far downstream as Mannum in South Australia (Cadwallader & Backhouse 1983, Cadwallader & Gooley 1984). In Victoria the only known viable population occurs in Seven Creeks, upstream of Euroa between Gooram Falls and Polly McQuinns Weir, and originates from fish translocated from the Goulburn River in 1921 and 1922.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (CNR) and its predecessors have released fish into Koetong, Hughes, Ryans and Buffalo Creeks and the Coliban and Broken Rivers. There are also unconfirmed reports of Trout Cod in a number of waters, including the King, upper Ovens, and lower Goulburn Rivers, and Cutting, Narial, Cudgewa, Morses and Broken Creeks.


Australian Newsprint Mill International Paper Carter Holt Harvey Lake Hume Murray River Trout Cod Murray Cod Blackfish Mountain Galaxias Upper Murray