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.

Download our VMFRP fact sheet (PDF, 1.61 MB)

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.

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