History

The School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University established the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems on 13 July 2018 and builds on a long history of research under the previous name of The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre.

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre was established in October 1986 as a co-operative venture between the:

The first laboratory facilities opened at the Peter Till Laboratory in Thurgoona, New South Wales.

Timeline of events

2018

The joint venture was dissolved in 2018 for administration purposes, with the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and La Trobe University continuing to collaborate, and La Trobe University establishing the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems.

2015-2018

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre Proprietary Limited closed and a joint venture between the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [external link], and La Trobe University (Centre Agent) was established.

2014

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority withdrew from the unincorporated joint venture and signed a Collaboration Agreement on behalf of the Joint Government.

2005-2014

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre established an unincorporated joint venture between the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), [external link], La Trobe University, The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre Proprietary Limited (Centre Agent) and the Murray–Darling Basin Authority [external link], with the Thurgoona laboratory relocating to La Trobe University, Albury–Wodonga campus.

2000 - 2004

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre was governed under a partnership between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) [external link], (Centre Agent) and the Murray–Darling Basin Commission, with the Lower Basin Laboratory relocating to the La Trobe University campus in Mildura in 2004 and the Northern Basin Laboratory in Goondiwindi closing in 2005.

1993-2000

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre became a member in the Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology. In 1996 the Lower Basin Laboratory was established in Mildura and in 1999 the Northern Basin Laboratory at Goondiwindi.

1986-1993

The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre was established in October 1986 as a co-operative venture between the:

The first laboratory facilities opened at the Peter Till Laboratory in Thurgoona, New South Wales.