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  1. Exhibition open

    3 October 2022

  2. Exhibition closed

    14 November 2022

    View submissions at Engage Victoria.

  3. Directions hearing

    28 November 2022

  4. Public hearing

    17 January to 8 February 2023

  5. Report



The Hattah Lakes North and Belsar-Yungera restoration projects were referred to the Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project Standing Inquiry and Advisory Committee on 28 September 2022.

The Hattah Lakes North floodplain restoration aims to return a more natural flood regime to 1,130 hectares of the Hattah Lakes Floodplains Complex, within Hattah-Kulkyne National Park and Murray-Kulkyne Park.

The Belsar-Yungera floodplain restoration aims to return a more natural flood regime to 2,375 hectares of the Belsar-Yungera Floodplain Complex within the Narcooyia Creek, Bonyaricall Creek and Yungera Creek anabranches of the Murray River.

The works proposed for these projects will include:

  • construction of channels
  • large and small regulators
  • containment structures
  • temporary cofferdams
  • spillways
  • new access tracks and realignments/upgrades to existing access tracks.

The committee is asked to advise the Minister for Planning on potential environmental effects of these projects.

Inquiry and advisory committee members

  • Lisa Kendal (Chair)
  • Michael Kirsch (Deputy Chair)
  • Elissa Bell
  • Sandra Brizga
  • Geoffrey Carruthers
  • Ian Hamm

Learn more about the standing inquiry and advisory committee members by reading their biographies.

Public hearing details

The public hearing will start on Tuesday 17 January 2023. It will be held by video conference using Zoom.

You can find the Zoom hearing link and view the hearing timetable at Engage Victoria.


To read documents about the Environment Effects Statement for this project, see Environment Effects Statement.

Terms of reference

Letter of referral

Member biographies

Make a submission

Submissions are now closed.

You can view submissions received at Engage Victoria.

More information

To find out more about the proposed Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project
Lower Murray Water
1800 808 830

For more information about the Victorian Murray EES process
Impact Assessment Unit
(03) 8392 5475

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Page last updated: 24/01/23