Constraints Management Strategy – Goulburn River

As part of the Basin Plan, the Victorian Government contracted the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to lead regional input (community engagement and technical studies) into the development of the Goulburn River Constraints Management Business Case between May 2015 and February 2016.

A key milestone was reached on April 22 2016, when Murray-Darling Basin water ministers agreed to a package of measures under the Basin Plan (read the media release here). 

A list of the projects that ministers have agreed to progress is available here.

Ministers have also agreed to work in a co-operative way to look at constraints in the southern Basin, and will continue investigations within the Goulburn Broken catchment, building on the recently submitted Goulburn constraints business case, as part of this work.  Further investigations will focus on better understanding the impacts of addressing constraints at this site, which will be done in close consultation with communities. 

A copy of the business case is available here.

For further information on the business case, and next steps for this proposal, please contact:        
Department of Environment, Land , Water and Planning
PO Box 500, Melbourne VIC 8002
Ph: 136 186 or visit:

Presentations from the January community sessions are available here (GB CMA) and here (GHD).

A report summarising the feedback  from the January community sessions is available here.

Documents and information used to inform the business case are available here.