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Barmah–Millewa Forest

White ibis chick, Barmah–Millewa Forest
White ibis chick, Barmah–Millewa Forest

The Barmah–Millewa Forest icon site is the largest river red gum forest in Australia. Located in New South Wales and Victoria, the forest covers 66,000 ha of wetlands, which is home to many threatened native plants and animals. It is also a significant breeding site for waterbirds and an important native fish habitat.

Our vision is to maintain and, where practicable, enhance the ecological character of the Barmah–Millewa floodplain.

More information about the ecological objectives for Barmah–Millewa Forest

Environmental delivery

Eleocharis spatheolata growing in Barmah–Millewa wetland
Eleocharis spatheolata growing in Barmah–Millewa wetland

Barmah–Millewa Forest is the only icon site with dedicated environmental water allocation apart from The Living Murray — the Barmah–Millewa Environmental Water Allocation.

More information about environmental delivery for Barmah–Millewa Forest

A revised environmental water management plan based on updated scientific information has been developed for Barmah–Millewa Forest.

More information about the  Barmah–Millewa environmental water management plan

TLM environmental works and measures

	Barmah Choke at Moira Creek end, Barmah–Millewa Forest
Barmah Choke at Moira Creek end, Barmah–Millewa Forest

No environmental works and measures are planned for Barmah–Millewa Forest, although the Murray–Darling Basin Authority is conducting the Barmah Choke Study to research water management options for the area.

TLM environmental monitoring

We monitor the environmental health of Barmah–Millewa Forest to assess whether we are meeting its needs under The Living Murray objectives.

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