Read the provisional visions that will provide the building blocks for how the river and its land are used and managed in future, to ensure the Yarra remains a proud part of Victoria’s identity.
Vision for the Yarra
In February 2017 Melbourne Water were nominated as the lead agency in the development of the Yarra Strategic Plan to enable the Yarra River to be managed and cared for as one living and integrated entity. A key requirement of the plan was the inclusion of a long-term community vision for the river.
Beginning in September 2017, Melbourne Water gathered information about what the community values and how they want the river to be cared for in future.
In February 2018 Melbourne Water brought together Wurundjeri Elders with 24 randomly selected passionate citizens to write a 50-year community vision for the Yarra. The group used the stories gathered from the broader community to write a vision for each of the Yarra’s four reaches (upper rural, lower rural, suburban and inner-city) and an overarching vision for the whole river.
These visions will provide the building blocks for how the river and its land are used and managed in future, to ensure the Yarra remains a proud part of Victoria’s identity.
Join the Conversation
Want to learn more about the Yarra? Melbourne Water has partnered with Victoria Walks to design a self-guided walk that highlights the historical, cultural, natural and social values of the Yarra, along with some of the challenges the river system faces.