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.

The VMFRP is being implemented as part of Victoria’s obligations under the Murray Darling Basin Plan in partnership with Lower Murray Water, Goulburn Murray Water, Mallee Catchment Management Authority, North Central Catchment Management Authority, Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning. The VMFRP is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.

Visit the VMFRP library for fact sheets, maps and more.

Colouring collaboration now open!

Enter our colouring collaboration and you could win a $50 hamper from the Mildura Chocolate Company AND colouring pencils!

Download colouring sheets and entry form from www.vmfrp.com.au/news/colouring-collaboration/

Entries close 30 September.

DELWP releases scoping requirements for the EES process

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has released the final scoping requirements setting out the matters to be investigated under the environmental assessment process for the nine VMFRP sites.

Gunbower floodplain community group off to a flying start

The first of two local VMFRP community advisory groups has hit the ground running. The Gunbower National Park VMFRP Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) includes community members and forest users from across the local area.

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.

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