The Living Murray program

The Living Murray (TLM) was a joint initiative funded by the New South Wales, Victorian, South Australian, Australian Capital Territory and the Commonwealth governments, coordinated by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).

Infrastructure such as regulators, weirs and fishways were built at six icon sites chosen for their environmental, cultural and international significance. Sites have been operational since around 2012.

Ongoing monitoring at these sites shows us that these types of projects do help restore river connectivity and health and deliver great outcomes for plants and animals. Monitoring reports can be found on the MDBA website.

We are currently reviewing the ecological outcomes from watering at TLM sites and publishing results on this website.