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
5 May Boundary Bend Progress Association meeting ER Central Community Engage with interested community members about projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
6 May Mallee Regional Innovation Centre conference West & Central Community Engage with interested community members about projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
17 May Renmark Rotary Club West Community Engage with interested community members about projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
20–21 May Mildura Field Days West & Central Community Engage with interested community members about projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
19 May Mallee CMA Land and Water Advisory Committee meeting West & Central Community Present to LWAC members with a VMFRP update
22 May Cohuna Market East Community Discuss projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
28 May Car Boot Market Stall Garden of Hope West & Central Community Discuss projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
30 May Community Reference Group site visit Lindsay

Wallpolla

Community See sites firsthand, discuss projects and technical studies and get feedback
Early June Floodplain Babbler newsletter All sites All Provide an update on technical studies and project news
1–2 June Murray–Darling Basin Authority Conference All sites All VMFRP will be on the Mallee CMA booth to discuss projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
11 June Sunraysia Farmers Market – Good Earth Fare West & Central Community Discuss projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
19 June Swan Hill Rotary club market ER Central Community Discuss projects, tech studies and upcoming exhibition
20 June Community Reference Group site visit Belsar-Yungera Community See sites firsthand, discuss projects and technical studies and get feedback
25 June Car Boot Market Stall Garden of Hope West & Central Community Discuss projects, tech studies and 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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