Hancock Watch

Hancock Queensland Plantations

Rough location map of Hancock Queensland Plantations (marked in red) (main concentration in South East of Queensland).

Unresolved Forestry Herbicide Issues in Queensland: Forestry Spraying Linked To Deaths (Now Hancock own all the data)

June 15 2012: Fears Unsustainable Contracts Sending Sawmillers 'Broke'

March 6 2012: Forestry Plantations Queensland Sale Complaint Alleges Secret Lobby Link To ALP

October 22 2011: Plantation Shutters

April 9 2011: Cyclone Risks With Plantations in North Queensland

July 22 2010: Timber Body Backs Industry Expansion Strategy

May 24 2010: More information on Queensland Plantation Sale

May 18 2010: Queensland Sells Off Forestry Plantations Queensland for $603m to Hancock Queensland Plantations

May 3 2010: Investors Lose As Fungus Closes Down Elders Queensland Plantations

April 30 2010: Landmark forestry agreement in Queensland abandoned Friday Offcuts 30/4/2010

In haste to sell its plantation forestry asset, Forestry Plantations Queensland, the Queensland Government has turned its back on conservation by abandoning the landmark South East Queensland Forestry Agreement of 1999 and the more recent Western Hardwoods Agreement.

These agreements between the Timber Industry, Conservation Movement and the State Government allowed for the hardwood industry to exit crown native hardwood forests for plantations over a transitional time frame. The Government agreed to plant 20 000 hectares of new hardwood plantation by 2015 (commencing in 2000) so industry could begin the transition by 2025, or earlier if the plantation was ready.

To facilitate the sale of the plantation asset, the Government has agreed to extend the planting time frame by 10 years to 2025 and, more significantly, as most of the hardwood plantation is on freehold land, will allow the new plantation owner to sell off freehold land acquired from the sale.

Timber Queensland's CEO Rod McInnes said the Timber Industry is astounded and bitterly disappointed that after the Government has spent over AU$100 million implementing these agreements and championing them as win-win situations for both conservation and industry, that they would walk away from them for short-term financial gain. "This is a sad day for both forestry conservation and the hardwood industry.

Obviously the Government doesn't care about either saving the native forest or industry's future. Now it is unlikely industry will be able to stop logging native forests by 2025 as planned and the Government's chest thumping about forest conservation is just hollow rhetoric," said Rod McInnes. Source: Timber Queensland

November 4 2009: Queensland Government Should Not Rush Into Plantation Privatisation

October 31 2009: Hancock Looking at Buying Queensland Plantations

Rough guide to land included in the sale below. The sale was supposed to be for 210,000ha of land, not 235,000ha as quoted below.

 

Beerburrum (33,452ha)

Passchendaele: 3,009ha. (Amiens, Passchendaele, Stannum, Turkey)

Peachester: 29ha.

Pozieres: 162ha. (Pozieres)

Esk: 736ha. (Redbank, Saltshed).

Beerwah: 3,985ha. (Bluegum, Coochin, Landsborough, Mooloolah)

Beerburrum: 5,943ha. (Basin, Burrum, Raddatz, Tibrogargan, Twins, Woodford)

Gatton: 25ha.

Berrburrum: 11,225ha. (Black Swamp, Bribie, Donnybrook, Glass House, Rose, Toorbul, Tripconys, Warnes).

Gambubal: 516ha. (Gambubal).

Crohamhurst: 36ha.

Lutton's: 124ha.

D'aguilar: 351ha. (Kipper, Parkway)

Pechey: 1,150ha. (Hampton, Pechey, Sharman, Tigell, Wemyss)

Geham: 327ha. (Geham)

Ex APM-Millwood Rd (16): 1,559ha. (Swain)

Ex APM-Le Feurve (2): 262ha. (Nikles)

Lot 142 CA31564+: 803ha. (Chaille, Talbot)

Lot 5 on SP195868: 60ha. (Mawhinney)

Bribie: 2,900ha. (Pumicestone)

Stradbroke Island: 250ha. (Stradbroke)

 

Mary Valley (36,053ha)

Brooyar: 1,061ha. (Creek, Dry, Greene, Hoop, Red, Wonga)

Schacht's Creek: 1,256ha. (East Glastonbury, Eel, Falls, Groundwater, Marys, Moorooreerai, Schacht, Tristania)

Imbil: 6,048ha. (Allan, Araucaria, Breakneck, Cambroon, Cleminson, Coonoon, Corby, Derrier, East Derrier, Fraser, Gibber, Kenilworth, Lawrence, Little Derrier, North, Pullen, Three Mile, West Derrier, Western, Woodrow, Yabba).

Kabunga: 76ha. (Kabunga)

Jimna: 3,080ha. (Davies, Eastern, Exchange, Ferling, Foxlowe, Hunt, Jiggera, Jimna, Marumbah, Miller, Occupation, Pig Pocket, Scotchman, Tin Hut, Tungi, Winch, Yabba Top).

Oakview: 494ha. (Gap, Sawpit, Serpentine)

Widgee: 892ha. (Central, East, Ironwood, Myravale, Sandshoe, South, Spring, West, Widgee)

Imbil North: 1,140ha. (Branch, Dwyer, Melwondi, Mitchell, Ryan)

Gallangowan: 2,048ha. (Coothing, Gallangowan, Leahy, Porter, Pungun, Tankallaman, Toomcul East, Toomcul West)

Cinnabar 48ha: (Cinnabar)

Amamoor: 2,443ha. (Ash, Beech, Box, Cedar, Harry, Letheren, Long, Million, Skyring, Stoney, Three Hundred, Zachariah)

King: 13ha. (King).

Jimmy's Scrub: 469ha (Jimmys Scrub).

'A' Flat: 334ha. (A Flat, Mynyea)

Elgin Vale: 3,020ha. (Banks, Beitzel, Bushnell, Camp, Cross, German, Glasgow, Gooroomjan, Head, Hudson, Moonarrumbi, Moonda Waamba, White)

Tamlyn Creek: 185ha. (Tamlyn)

Yabba: 30ha (Yeelburn)

Wongi: 13,416ha. (Brooweena, Doongul)

Fraser Coast (105,441ha)

Elliot River: 4,935ha. (Alpha, Beta, Delta, Epsilon, Gamma, Omega)

Tuan: 40,712ha. (Boonooroo, Boronia, Cowra, Dinna, East, Hakea, Lomatia, Magnolia, Meleleuca, Missings, Tahiti, Talegalla, West)

West of Toolara: 186ha Yurol: 423ha. (Yurol)

Tiaro: 480ha. (Baker)Bauple: 1460ha. (Lillipilli)

Ringtail: 674ha (Ringtail)

Toolara: 33,768ha. (Como, Elliot, Kelly, North Demspter, Round, South Dempster, Sugarloaf, Swampy, Ulirraba)

Wongi: 13,416ha. (Bruce, Duckinwilla, Harwood, Logbridge, Richmond, Saltwater)

Tinana: 7,714ha. (Bungawatta, Red Ridge, Taurus, Tinana)

Lot 113 MCH1071: 540ha (Killen, Wedgwood)

Lot 7 SP178829: 866ha (Gregory)

Lot 1 RL4696: 116ha (Doughty)

Lot 48 on SP139141: 151ha (Foleys)

Ingham (17,495ha)

Clemant: 44ha. (Clemant)

Danbulla: 1,149ha. (Juara, Lake, Platypus, Ridings)

Wongabel: 227ha. (Wongabel)

Barron: 17ha. (Scrubby)

Ravenshoe: 2ha. (Ongera)

Paluma: 1ha. (Dotswood)

Gadgarra: 354 ha. (Bourke, Caribou, Dreghorn, Tardent, Tree)

Teemburra: 13ha. (McLean)

Cardwell: 5,512ha. (Broken Pole, Carruchan, Conn, Damper, Ellerbeck, Five Mile, Glenbora, Meunga)

Abergowrie: 2,092ha. (Boulder, Broadwater, Cadillah, Canoe, Hay, Manor, Wigwam).

Cathu: 239ha. (Macartney)

Cathu: 649ha. (Carawatha, Moolooloo)

Teemburra: 11ha. (Eungella)

Lannercost: 2,878ha. (Lannercost, Morton)

Meunga: 828ha. (Murray Upper, Woodfield)

Ingham: 40ha. (Hawkins)

Kuranda: 2,121ha. (Buchan, Jumburry, Mission, Rooty, Warrgin)

Lot386 SP183697: 431ha. (Sheahan, Woolley)

Lot1 on SP188099: 264ha (Brown)

JV_Early: 623ha: (JV020, JV080).

 

 

Burnett (22,667ha)

Wondai: (20ha). (Charlestown)

Archookoora: (252ha). (Archy)

Barkers Creek: (229ha). (Middle, West Barker)

Good Night Scrub: (749ha). (Back, Limestone, Manderson, Tea-Tree, Tenningering, Thurick)

Palen Creek: (351 ha). (Egan, McPherson, Palen)

Googa: (2,000ha). (Ashby, Eliza, Gilla)

Mount Binga: (1,016ha). (Binga, Genrich, Tahran)

Benarkin: (5,511ha). (Benarkin, Bidwillii, Cherry, Clancy, Coppermine, Emu, Jessie, Muddy, Opossum, Pennings, Rocky, Sandy, Wallaby)

Yarraman: (4,186ha). Cooyar, Dean, Frosty, Harland, King, Meandu, Neumgna, Pocket, Power, Stables, Stocker, Tower, Valley, Yarraman)

Cooyar: 146ha. (Gibson)

Head of the River: 653ha. (Bunya, Kangaroo)

Palen 2: 77ha. (Palen North)

Pidna: 408ha. (Grenning, Grimstone, Top)

Bulburin: 507ha. (Archibald, Mossman)

South Nanango: 669ha. (Din Din, Peach).

East Nanango: 1,710ha. (Coolabunia, Greenwood, Nanango, Paradise, Rogers, Tom Tom)

Deer Reserve: 628ha. (Butler, Jenkinson, Raine, Shallcross, Webster)

Kalpowar: 2,808ha. (Barquenquest, Callinan, Fireclay, Hunting, McNae, Mill North, Mill South, North Back, Roffey, Sawmill, South Back, Steep, Twenty Mile)

Mount Mee: 599ha. (Bull, Centipede, Delaney, Mill, Oaky)

Watalgan: 60ha.

Lot 60 Fy28: 88ha. (Bochman)

 

Capricorn Coast (20,178ha)

Byfield: 7,967ha. (Bayfield, Brampton, Clarke, Corio, Pocket, Serpentine, Stony, Stringybark, Upper Stony, Valentine, Waterpark)

Adj SF865 Byfield: 1,994ha. (Blue Knobs, Louden)

Adj SF 865 Byfield: 1,900ha. (Coffee, Paddys Plain)

Adj SF 865 Byfield: 474ha. (Maryvale)

Lot 1 on RP616004+: 590ha. (Paddys Lagoon)

Lot 1 on SP181940: 3,475ha (Canal Creek, Werribee)

Lot 17 on LN99: 385ha (Log Waterhole)

Lot 9 on SP200910: 1,870ha (Banksia)

Lot 243 on PS11: 1,523ha (Glen Isla)

Total 235,286ha

 

1/6/03: Efficacy Atrazine and Simazine applications over Harvest

"The native hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) plantations (45 000 ha) are within the coastal hinterland ranges on undulating to steep topography with well-drained, fine-textured soils which are highly fertile and relatively rich in organic carbon. The exotic Pinus (P. elliottii, P. caribaea var. hondurensis and their hybrid) plantations (150 000 ha) are primarily in coastal lowland areas where topography is flat to undulating (typically slopes <5%) and soils are coarse textured, infertile with little organic carbon, and subject to periodic waterlogging. Because of differences between plantation species in specific herbicide tolerance, atrazine is used in hoop pine plantations and simazine in Pinus plantations. The herbicides are applied at rates up to 5 kg a.i. [ha.sup.-1] (treated area) in bands (typically between 2.5 m and 3 m wide) along planting rows for the first 12 to 24 months of the rotation."