Harvesting and Haul Operations


Yurol-Ringtail update
15 June 2020


HQPlantations is pleased to advise that the first stage of plantation Southern pine harvesting has been completed as part of the Yurol-Ringtail Conservation Project. 

To ensure public safety, Yurol State Forest will remain CLOSED to the public, including access to Trail 7. 

Around 80 hectares of plantation Southern pine have been harvested from Yurol State Forest over the last 12 months as part of the Conservation Project.  This project will see the transition of HQPlantations Yurol and Ringtail Forests to conservation tenure, helping to provide an environmental connection between Great Sandy and Tewantin National Parks and expanding the available habitat for local threatened flora and fauna species, including the Koala.

HQPlantations have only harvested plantation Southern pine.  Corridors of native vegetation have been retained for fauna movement during harvesting operations and wherever possible natural regrowth amongst plantation trees has also been protected. 


HQPlantations would like to thank the community for their patience and support during the first stage of harvest operations. 


The next stage of harvest operations is scheduled to commence late 2020.



Bouldering and fossicking restricted in Passchendaele State Forest
19 November 2019


The Stannum Logging Area in Passchendaele State Forest is closed for thinning harvesting operations until approximately September 2020.


This area is bordered by Boatfields Road to the north, Yarnold’s road to the west and Swipers Gully access road to the west.


All public access and recreation including informal bouldering sites and the Swipers Gully fossicking area are affected by this closure.


Harvesting sites are hazardous workplaces. Workplace Health and Safety legislation requires them to be closed to unauthorised visitors for public safety.


Access to other areas in Passchendaele State Forest has not been restricted, however there will be more harvesting equipment and trucks in the area than usual.


Visitors are asked to respect the closures, comply with all signage day and night and be alert for increased heavy vehicle traffic in adjacent areas.

For further information contact:

Jade Hetherington

0437 239 658 or email


Harvesting in Kalpowar State Forest
2 January 2020


Harvesting and haulage of Araucaria area will continue throughout 2020 at the Kalpowar Plantation area. Harvest operations are undertaken in a sustainable manner in accordance with our forest management system which is independently audited by Responsible Wood and Forest Stewardship Council Certification systems. Planting and other re-establishment activities will also occur at Kalpowar Plantation area in 2020.


Access to plantation areas within Kalpowar where these activities are occurring may be restricted from time to time for safety reasons.

For further information contact:

Steve Watson

District Manager Central Queensland

07 4837 4102



Harvesting Closure near Beerwah Cemetery
24 January 2017


HQPlantations has now closed the pine plantation compartments between Mawsons Road and the Beerwah Cemetery.


The area will be closed to public access for approximately two years to enable the safe completion of harvesting, site preparation and replanting.


Fencing has been erected, video surveillance has been installed and regular security patrols are being performed to ensure the work site remains safe during the closure.

Closed areas. See full version of closure sign here.


Access to the Beerwah Cemetery will not be impacted during this period, however, visitors are advised to be alert for heavy machinery and logging trucks operating in the area.


The rest of the Beerburrum plantation continues to be open to licensed drivers with registered vehicles operating on formed roads unless signage in other harvesting areas indicates otherwise.


For further information please call
HQPlantations Beerburrum Office
Stephanie Hunt, Community Engagement Manager  or 07 5438 6666