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Coliban River

Project Contact: Darren White

The Coliban River between Malmsbury Reservoir and Lake Eppalock is home to a significant population of breeding platypus and small-bodied native fish.

Dams at either end isolate that section of the river, and prevent natural flows. Under bulk entitlement rules, we have some flexibility to withhold and bank water for later use.

Guttrum and Benwell forests

Project Contact: Anna Parker

We are investigating environmental works projects that aim to deliver environmental outcomes to Guttrum and Benwell forests under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, using less water.


Gunbower truly is the Kakadu of the south.

Between its internationally recognised wetland, its towering forests and a creek the community loves, it is a landmark for the entire nation.

Protecting it, repairing it and building in resilience is a task that stretches across agencies and across all levels of community and government.

Kerang Wetlands protection

Project Contact: Adrian Martins

The Kerang Wetlands are a unique system of more than 100 wetlands with 23 lakes and swamps recognised under the Ramsar Convention for providing habitat to significant waterbird populations.

Protecting the wetlands includes targeting threatening pests including Weeds of National Significance, rabbits and foxes which all undermine the ecological character of Ramsar sites.

Securing our world heritage

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Loddon River

Project Contact: Philip Slessar

The Loddon River flows north from the Great Dividing Range in central Victoria to the Murray River, with three main storages - Cairn Curran, Tullaroop and Laanecoorie reservoirs.

Its lower reaches are critical vegetation corridors in a landscape with only 13% of original vegetation remaining.

Lifeblood of the region

Read more about Loddon River