The Hattah Lakes North Floodplain Restoration Project and Belsar-Yungera Floodplain Restoration Project form part of the Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project (VMFRP). The VMFRP consists of nine discrete environmental works projects. The projects propose works to restore a more natural inundation regime to improve the ecological condition across Murray River Floodplains.

The projects propose works to return a more natural flood regime to approximately 1,130 hectares of the Hattah Lakes Floodplain Complex, within Hattah-Kulkyne National Park and Murray-Kulkyne Park and across 2,374 hectares of the Belsar-Yungera Floodplain Complex. The proposed works include the following key components:

  • Large and small regulators;
  • Containment structures;
  • Culverts;
  • Spillways;
  • Hardstand areas;
  • Pipeline;
  • New access tracks and realignment/upgrades to existing access tracks; and
  • Borrow pit sites to supply fill material to support construction.

How to participate

Have your say on the draft EES scoping requirements for the Lindsay Island and Wallpolla Island Floodplain Restoration Projects by completing an online submission or complete the Word document (from the Document Library below) and upload your submission.

Next steps

We will review all submissions received and revise the EES scoping requirements, where appropriate. Your feedback will be provided to the Minister for Planning to consider when approving the final scoping requirements. The final version of the scoping requirements will be published online.

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