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River Red Gum Parks Management Plan

River Red Gum Plan

Help plan the future for River Red Gum Parks and Reserves

Parks Victoria is developing a management plan to guide the protection of much of Victoria's River Red Gum floodplain parks, reserves and wetlands, looking at how we should manage the environment, cultural sites, tourism and recreation. The 215 000 ha planning area includes national parks, state parks, the proposed Murray River Park, and conservation and other reserves managed by Parks Victoria along the Murray, Goulburn and Ovens rivers between Wodonga and the South Australian border.

The draft plan is now available for comment. Development of the draft plan for public consultation involved reviewing existing plans and information, and an extensive program of community engagement including Open Houses in key towns along the Murray.

Have your say on the River Red Gum Parks Draft Management Plan released for comment

Everyone with an interest in Victoria’s River Red Gum parks is invited to comment on the draft management plan. All comments will be carefully considered in finalising the management plan.

Download the plan, printable maps and summary brochure:

Summary Brochure

River Red Gum Parks Draft Management Plan

Map 1 Planning Area

Maps of Zoning and Visitor Experience Areas

Map 2 Lindsay Island – Merbein

Map 3 Kings Billabong – Nangilioc

Map 4 Kulkyne – Liparoo

Map 5 Robinvale

Map 6 Swan Hill

Map 7 Kerang Lakes – Gunbower

Map 8 Echuca

Map 9 Goulburn River

Map 10 Barmah

Map 11 Cobram – Yarrawonga

Map 12 Lower Ovens

Map 13 Wodonga

Printed copies of the draft plan are available from Parks Victoria offices in Melbourne, Bendigo, Echuca, Mildura, Robinvale, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Yarrawonga and Wangaratta, or by calling 131963.

Additional information

Information sheet - Includes summary of proposed changes to camping.

Explore the planning area

Use the link below to view more detailed online map. You can use it to zoom in and explore your favourite places, parks and areas of interest. A short video is also provided to help you learn how to navigate in the map.

Explore a detailed map of the planning area

Map instructions video


To contribute to the plan, you can:

Complete an online submission.

Write a submission
Read the guideline on how to provide an effective written submission. You can use the included form to assist you in providing us with your comments.

Download the submission guide and form (MSWord)

Written submissions should be emailed to
or mailed to:  
Manager Park Planning, River Red Gum Submissions, Parks Victoria, Level 10, 535 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 3000.

The deadline for online and written submissions has been extended to 14 October 2017.

Drop in and ask us your questions

Do you have questions about the draft River Red Gum Parks Management Plan? Come along to meet directly with Parks Victoria staff at drop-in sessions in Cobram, Echuca, Shepparton or Mildura in the week commencing 18 September.

Date: Monday 18 September 2017
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Location: Cobram Civic Centre - Council Chambers, Punt Road, Cobram.

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Time: 1pm to 6pm
Location: Parks Victoria Office
463 High Street, Echuca

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Location: Parklake Shepparton
481 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Location: Parks Victoria Office
Cnr Eleventh St & Koorlong Ave, Irymple Mildura

Planning Timeline

Roving Rangers

Registration of interest

Community Information Sheets

Community Open House Meetings

Review Community Input

Draft Plan

Call for Submissions

Review Submissions

Final Plan

Visitors in the parks can discuss issues with Rangers

over summer holiday period

Groups and individuals can register their details and will receive regular updates on the planning process and how to be involved.

Register your details via email

A series of information sheets covering key management themes will be available to download via the website.

Email your thoughts and ideas via email

Drop in to discuss ideas and issues with Parks Victoria staff.

Dates and venues will be announced via the website and newspapers.

The input

received will be carefully considered in preparing the draft plan

Draft plan is written

Draft Plan

released for community comment for minimum of 60 days

Hard copies may be purchased by calling 131963 or, download free from the website

Submissions on the draft plan are carefully considered in preparing the final plan

Final plan

is written, approved and released

Summer 2015/16


February 2016

April 2016

Mid 2016

Mid 2016

Closing date 14 October 2017