The Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project (VMFRP) will get much needed water back onto nine high-value floodplains along the Murray River. Without this water, these iconic landscapes will continue to decline – along with the many native trees, animals and plants that depend on them.

Floodplains and wetlands have been increasingly disconnected from the Murray River over the years with population growth and river regulation. The VMFRP plans to remove blockages that stop water flowing into creeks and implement options to manage water effectively and efficiently on the floodplain at the nine sites.

This water will bring new life and help these nine ecologically significant floodplains to survive and cope with future dry conditions and drought, so they can continue to be enjoyed by future generations.

Download our VMFRP fact sheet (PDF, 1.61 MB)

Have your say on the EES process

Have your say on the draft Scoping Requirements for the Lindsay and Wallpolla Islands EES and the Hattah Lakes North and Belsar-Yungera EES. Both are open for public comment from 23 April until midnight on 14 May 2021.

Submissions open 23 April on the EES scoping requirements

The draft scoping requirements for four of the proposed Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project (VMFRP) sites will be released this Friday 23 April on the Engage Victoria website.

EES scoping requirements to be released in April 2021

The Minister for Planning is currently developing ‘scoping requirements’ for the environmental assessment process for the nine VMFRP sites.

Keep up to date with current work