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Yarra River strategic plan

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Following release of the State Government’s response to the Yarra River Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee recommendations, Melbourne Water has been tasked as the lead delivery agency.

It is beginning the development of a Strategic Plan for the Yarra River (PDF - 5.69MB), including guiding development of a community-led vision and key directions.

The project will:

  • provide direction and harmonise activities and decision-making in the development of public open space along the river, statutory planning, and the management of public land and infrastructure
  • recognise, protect and promote Traditional Owner cultural values and heritage values
  • provide future direction to land use and development in the corridor
  • have a 50-year outlook.

Melbourne Water is building a small, dynamic project team to lead this work, with three positions now being advertised on the Melbourne Water website:

  • Project Lead
  • Communication and Engagement Lead
  • Knowledge Lead.

Applications close 19 March and secondment arrangements are welcome.