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Putting the call out for community input into floodplain projects

Expressions of Interest are being sought from community members, forest user groups, Traditional Owners, and industry representatives keen to provide advice and input into two proposed VMFRP sites in north central Victoria.

Expressions of interest for Stakeholder Advisory Groups for Guttrum-Benwell and Gunbower projects

Expressions of interest are sought from interested community members, forest user groups, Traditional Owners, and industry representatives to participate in two separate VMFRP Stakeholder Advisory Groups.

Community central to next step – environmental assessment process

Victoria’s effort to restore and protect nine areas of high-value Murray River floodplain will prioritise community engagement and consultation, as it moves into the formal environmental assessment process.

VMFRP East projects environmental pathway released

Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne has advised the two east Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Projects – at Gunbower National Park and Guttrum and Benwell state forests – to submit comprehensive environmental reports as part of their next stage. Read more here.

Environment assessment process decided

The VMFRP has been formally advised of the outcomes of the environmental referrals process for each of the nine projects.

Nyah-Vinifera online community information session

We held an online community information session on 29 October 2020 to discuss the projects planned for Nyah-Vinifera Park under the Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project. Nine community members attended and generously shared their time to learn more about the projects and ask questions about a range of topics. The presentation given at the meeting […]

Community questions for Guttrum-Benwell

A response to common community questions for the Guttrum-Benwell site has been released.

Nyah-Vinifera project update released

Find out what’s been happening at Nyah-Vinifera Park in the latest project update.

All environmental referrals submitted

Referrals for all nine projects have now been submitted to the Victorian Government and the Commonwealth Government. The referrals outline key details of the projects, as well as how any environmental impacts will be managed while achieving significant ecological benefits.

Victorian and Commonwealth referrals made

This month, we have submitted some more Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) and Environmental Effect Act (EE Act) submissions to the Victorian state and Australian commonwealth governments. See their websites (below) for more information.

May 2020

We have been working on our submissions for the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) submissions to the Commonwealth government and also our Environmental Effects Act (EE) submissions to the Victorian State government. These proposals will be made public on the Commonwealth and State websites for everyone to see and so further engagement and comment on the project can occur

April 2020

We are continuing with our works on all the planning and design aspects for our nine projects. We are also continuing to have engagement sessions with Traditional Owner groups in the regions where the projects are planned for.

February 2020

Key activities that are currently underway are:

  • Community engagement with Stakeholder Advisory Groups has occurred during the month
  • Meetings with industry groups
  • Review of project area designs
  • Cultural Heritage Management Planning underway
  • Ecology assessments underway
  • Engagement with adjoining landholders continuing

December 2019

Project Fact Sheet

See our latest project fact sheet which provides a summary update on the Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project

Click here for our fact sheet

November 2019

Key activities that are currently underway are:

  • Survey and design for the required works in each of the 9 sites,
  • Landholder consultation about the projects’ proposed outcomes is being undertaken in localised areas,
  • Flora and fauna surveys across the proposed areas to be rehabilitated have commenced,
  • General community and stakeholder engagement underway,
  • Cultural heritage management plans are being established,
  • Social Media channels being utilised to distribute current information about the overall project.