Yarra River Community Assembly


Melbourne Water recently called for expressions of interest for passionate people to be part of the Yarra River Community Assembly. Using a randomised selection process, 24 citizens have been chosen to write a 50-year vision for the future of the Yarra River.

From November 2017 to January 2018 participants will learn from Traditional Owners and experts about the history of the Yarra, how it’s managed and used. They will also learn about the community’s views from the information gathered through our previous community engagement processes. The Community Assembly will then work together to write a vision that reflects our community’s hopes and aspirations for the future of the Yarra on 3 and 4 February 2018.

The community vision will guide future use and development on and near the river, whilst ensuring protection of the river’s unique character. Once developed, the vision will be endorsed by the newly formed Birrarung Council and the Victorian Government.

Keep an eye on the progress of the Community Assembly by signing up for project updates or keep an eye on the website.