Constraints Modelling for the Murray-Darling Basin

HARC was part of a consortium engaged to undertake Stage 1A of the Victorian Constraints Measures Program for the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action (DEECA).

Stage 1A included developing a better understanding of how relaxing constraints may change flow behaviour and areas inundated along the Goulburn and Murray rivers, under a range of climate conditions.

HARC’s role was to coordinate the hydrology and hydraulic modelling, which will be used to assess the expected environmental, cultural, social and economic outcomes of constraints relaxation, and present the modelling outcomes to the community consultative committee.

The work done during Stage 1A and feedback from the community consultative committee will be submitted to the Minister for Water, who will then make a decision about whether the Victorian Constraints Measures Program progresses to the next stage.