VMFRP Timeline (PDF, 521 KB)

Environment assessment referrals

Victorian referral documents can be viewed on the DELWP Planning website.

Commonwealth EPBC referrals can be viewed on the DAWE website (Lower Murray Water is the project proponent for the referrals).

Guttrum-Benwell and Gunbower Environment Report

Consultation plan east – Guttrum-Benwell and Gunbower (PDF 2.2 MB)

Scoping requirements – Guttrum-Benwell and Gunbower (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Nyah, Vinifera and Burra Creek Environment Report

Consultation plan central (ER) – Nyah, Vinifera and Burra Creek (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Scoping requirements – Nyah, Vinifera and Burra Creek (PDF, 533 KB)

Hattah Lakes North and Belsar-Yungera Environment Effects Statement

Consultation plan central (EES) – Hattah Lakes North and Belsar-Yungera (PDF, 1.5 MB)

EES scoping requirements – Hattah Lakes North and Belsar- Yungera (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Lindsay and Wallpolla Environment Effects Statement

Consultation plan west – Lindsay and Wallpolla Islands (PDF, 1.2 MB)

EES scoping requirements – Lindsay and Wallpolla Islands (PDF, 2.3MB)


Addendum with planned consultation events from Jan to April 2022 (PDF, 572 KB)

Field in Focus series (presentations on EES/ER technical studies)

Field in Focus Fact Sheet on the impact assessment process (PDF, 470 KB)

Field in Focus #1 Fact Sheet on Surface Water, Groundwater and Geology (PDF, 1,076 KB)

Field in Focus #2 Fact Sheet on Biodiversity (PDF, 906 KB)

Field in Focus #3 Fact Sheet on Land Use, Community and Business (PDF, 559 KB)

Field in Focus Fact Sheet on Cultural Heritage (PDF, 613 KB)

Field in Focus Fact Sheet on Historical Heritage (PDF, 566 KB)

SDL business cases

View the original business cases for the VMFRP projects on the DELWP website.

The nine projects were formerly known as Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Measure projects.

Murray River flood plains set for $29 million funding injection for priority watering (ABC Mildura-Swan Hill, 16 November 2021)

Restoring the Victorian Murray Floodplain (Mallee Farmer, Issue 20, Nov 2021, pp 13-18)

Project videos are available at

EES portal

Content by VMFRP site

Vinifera site story and FAQ (PDF, 783 KB)

Vinifera flooding frequency fact sheet (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Vinifera site map (PDF, 134 KB)

Flooding scenarios at Vinifera (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Environment assessment documents

Nyah, Vinifera and Burra Creek consultation plan (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Nyah, Vinifera and Burra Creek scoping requirements (PDF, 533 KB)


Project business case (links to DELWP website)