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  1. Exhibition open

    30 January 2023

  2. Exhibition closes

    10 March 2023

  3. Directions hearing

    20 March 2023

  4. Roundtable

    13 – 26 April 2023

  5. Report



The Vinifera, Nyah and Burra Creek restoration projects were referred to the Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project Standing Inquiry and Advisory Committee on 25 January 2023.

The Vinifera, Nyah and Burra Creek Floodplain Restoration Projects aim to return a more natural flooding regime of high ecological value to 350 hectares (ha), 488 ha and 403 ha respectively.

The works proposed for these projects will include construction of:

  • channels
  • regulators
  • containment banks
  • drop structures
  • spillways
  • access tracks and realignments/upgrades to existing access tracks
  • borrow pit sites to supply fill material to support construction.

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

Inquiry and advisory committee members

  • Nick Wimbush (Chair)
  • Trevor Blake

Committee member Sandra Brizga has also been engaged as a Technical Advisor for this matter.

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

Roundtable details

The committee will conduct a roundtable to explore key issues with Lower Murray Water (the proponent), traditional custodians, key agencies and submitters who want to participate and speak at the roundtable.

The roundtable will commence at 10.00am on Thursday 13 April 2023 and is expected to run for 6 days across three weeks concluding on Wednesday 26 April 2023. The timetable can be found on Engage Victoria.

The committee has determined the roundtable will be run in a hybrid format. The in-person venue will be The Grain Shed at 2 King Street, Swan Hill. You can also tune in via Zoom video conference at Engage Victoria.


To read documents about the Environment Report, draft planning scheme amendment and any related documents for these projects, see Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project.

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 EES process for Nyah, Vinifera and Burra Creek Floodplain Restoration Projects

Impact Assessment Unit
(03) 8392 5475

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Page last updated: 30/03/23