The Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project (VMFRP) is being implemented as part of Victoria’s obligations under the Murray Darling Basin Plan in partnership with Lower Murray Water, Goulburn Murray Water, Mallee CMA, North Central CMA, Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP). The VMFRP is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture.

The VMFRP consists of 9 discrete environmental works projects that aim to return a more natural inundation regime across approximately 14,000 ha of high-ecological-value Murray River floodplain in Victoria through the construction of new infrastructure and the modification of existing infrastructure.

The proposed works will allow environmental water to be diverted from the Murray River water to high value wetlands and floodplains. This will mimic the impact of natural flood events and improve the condition of vegetation communities and provide habitat for native fish, birds, frogs and turtles and work to restore the floodplains.

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