Yarra Strategic Plan (Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo)

Please note: Feedback on the Yarra Strategic Plan is now closed. This page will be decommissioned in early 2022.

The Yarra Strategic Plan (Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo) has been finalised based on feedback received through consultation and recommendations from the Panel appointed by the Minister for Water to review submissions on the draft plan.

The bi-lingual title ‘Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo’, which means ‘good for the Yarra is good for all’ in the Woi-wurrung language, reflects the strong partnership with Traditional Owners in the plan’s development.

The plan was updated to reflect the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council’s decision in June 2021 to vary registered Aboriginal party boundaries for Traditional Owners. The actions and land use directions in the plan respect and support both the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong Traditional Owners to co-manage the river and lands on their Country respectively.

The plan has been endorsed by the eight local councils, seven state government agencies and six committees of management, who have collectively committed to implementing the plan in partnership with the Traditional Owners on their Country. The plan has subsequently been provided to the government for approval prior to implementation.

The final plan will be available for download from Melbourne Water’s corporate website.

Additional information on development of the plan and protection of the Yarra River (Birrarung) is available on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website.

Decommissioning this website

The‘Imagine the Yarra website has been a valuable source of information, supporting engagement and facilitating community input during the plan’s development. Now, as we move to implementing the plan, content available on this website will be migrated to Melbourne Water’s website in early 2022, after which this site will be decommissioned.