Get Involved

We want your input

Community consultation plays an important role in shaping these projects. We welcome all feedback and suggestions as we go through the formal environmental and cultural assessment process.

Traditional Owners and the broader community are being engaged throughout the process, so these projects not only deliver environmental, socioeconomic and community outcomes, but also respect cultural values.

The format of this engagement depends on COVID-19 restrictions, but proposed activities include face-to-face engagement with key interest groups, community information sessions, community and stakeholder presentations and site visits.

Upcoming events

Learn more about our projects or meet our roving engagement officers at the following events. All events are dependent on COVID restrictions and weather.

Proposed timing Activity Relevant site(s) Stakeholder Engagement purpose
4 Aug OzFish forum All Local community / Fish enthusiasts VMFRP will be available to talk to the community about floodplains and how they contribute to healthy fish habitat.
6 Aug Sunraysia Farmers Market West and Central sites Local Community / Fish enthusiasts Discuss VMFRP & environment assessment process. Promote the upcoming exhibition
7 Aug Red Cliffs Market Hattah and Belsar-Yungera Community representatives Discuss VMFRP & environment assessment process. Promote the upcoming exhibition
10 Aug Friends of Merbein Common meeting West and Central sites Community representatives Discuss VMFRP & environment assessment process. Promote the upcoming exhibition
12 Aug U3A meeting All Community representatives Discuss VMFRP & environment assessment process. Promote the upcoming exhibition
13 Aug Robinvale market Hattah and Belsar-Yungera Community representatives Discuss VMFRP & environment assessment process. Promote the upcoming exhibition
21 Aug Mallee blossom festival All Community representatives Discuss VMFRP & environment assessment process. Promote the upcoming exhibition
TBC Swan Hill group meeting Nyah, Vinifera and Burra Community representatives Discuss VMFRP & environment assessment process. Promote the upcoming exhibition

West sites: Lindsay and Wallpolla Island

Central sites: Belsar-Yungera, Hattah Lakes North, Burra Creek, Nyah, Vinifera

East sites: Gunbower National Park, Guttrum and Benwell Forests

EES and ER engagement

As part of the environment assessment process, we have developed four consultation plans setting out our planned engagement approach and activities.

Download the consultation plan addendum to see specific opportunities to get involved over the next few months across all project sites. This addendum will be updated as needed.

Visit our EES portal for technical information including maps, site documents, videos and environmental assessments.

The scoping requirements are now online and can be downloaded from the VMFRP library.

The scoping requirements were developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and set out the matters to be investigated and documented during the EES/ER process. The scoping requirements also address impacts related to Commonwealth approvals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

More information

For VMFRP questions, email info@vmfrp.vic.gov.au or contact the VMFRP Project Officer Communications and Engagement on 0428 516 233.

For queries that relate to east projects (Guttrum and Benwell State Forests and Gunbower National Park), contact the Senior Engagement Officer at North Central Catchment Management Authority on 0439 554 186.

You can also follow our progress on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

To find out more about the EES process, email DELWP’s Impact Assessment Unit at environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au.

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