Wilip-gin Birrarung murron – Keep the Yarra Alive

Melbourne Water is undertaking extensive engagement with the community and stakeholders to help develop the Yarra Strategic Plan.


The development of the Yarra Strategic Plan is a key element of the recently endorsed Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Act 2017. The Act will strengthen the protection and management of the Yarra River and help coordinate the responsible public entities that operate along the Yarra River.

The first phase of engagement between September and November 2017 focused on input into the development of the 50-year community vision, which will become the cornerstone of the Yarra Strategic Plan. The vision will articulate a community story that understands and celebrates the past, values people’s experiences now and imagines a healthy and iconic river for all Victorians in the future. The vision will be written by a Community Assembly in the first weekend in February 2018.

Phase two of the public engagement will be focused on the development of the Yarra Strategic Plan and is scheduled to commence in April 2018. Sign–up below for updates on the project and opportunities to get involved.