18 January 2024

The Minister for Planning has released her assessment of the environmental effects of the Burra Creek floodplain restoration project under the Environment Effects Act 1978. The Minister’s assessment completes the environment assessment process for this project, and has been provided to the proponent and statutory decision-makers.

Consistent with the standing inquiry and advisory committee report, the Minister’s assessment concludes that the Burra Creek project will not deliver overall benefits for floodplain vegetation communities and associated biodiversity values, and further will have unacceptable environmental effects.

Burra Creek is one of the nine projects forming the wider Victorian Murray Floodplain Restoration Project (VMFRP). The VMFRP aims to return a more natural inundation regime, post river regulation, across 14,000 hectares of high-ecological-value Murray River floodplain in Victoria.

Read more about the environmental assessment process undertaken for the project.

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