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Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest

Gunbower Creek and Gunbower Island
Gunbower Creek and Gunbower Island

Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest icon site consists of two forests — Gunbower Forest and Koondrook–Perricoota Forest — that together comprise Australia's second largest river red gum forest. Located in New South Wales and Victoria, the combined Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest covers around 50,000 ha; it is home to many threatened native plants and animals, and its wetlands are important breeding places for waterbirds and native fish.

Our vision is to maintain and improve the icon site by enabling native plants and animals to flourish, by restoring the floodplain's health for future generations.

More information about the ecological objectives for Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest

Environmental delivery

Floodwaters in Gunbower Forest
Floodwaters in Gunbower Forest

Under The Living Murray program, the Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest icon site is provided with environmental water to help achieve its ecological objectives.

More information about environmental delivery for Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest

Through environmental water management plans designed to meet the two forests' ecological objectives, we are able to deliver water to them more efficiently, with a focus on watering priorities.

More information about the Gunbower Forest and the Koondrook–Perricoota Forest water management plans

TLM environmental works and measures

Green Swamp (Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest), after environmental watering
Green Swamp (Gunbower–Koon drook–Perricoota Forest), after environmental watering

The environmental works and measures program funds infrastructure to deliver and manage water at TLM icon sites, including Gunbower Forest and Koondrook–Perricoota Forest.

TLM environmental monitoring

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

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