Protecting the Yarra River (Birrarung) discussion paper launched
1 July 2016
The Yarra River is one of Victoria’s most iconic waterways and along with its network of parklands and open spaces is an important aspect of Melbourne’s liveability. A discussion paper by the Yarra River Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee has been released seeking community feedback on ways to improve the oversight and management of the river. It outlines the key issues and proposes a new management model for the protection of the Yarra River.
An online engagement hub has also been established where comments and suggestions can be posted and questions asked about the project. A number of community workshops will be held along the Yarra River during July and listening posts will be set up along the Yarra River corridor where members of the community can drop in and discuss their thoughts.
The discussion paper has been prepared by the Yarra River Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee (Yarra MAC). The committee was appointed in December 2015 by the Minister for Planning and the then Minster for Environment, Climate Change and Water to provide independent advice to Government on the key issues and opportunities for the river as well as improvements to the oversight and management arrangements for its protection.
Feedback received from the community will inform the Yarra MAC’s recommendations to government, due by the end of 2016.
Anyone can make a written submission on the discussion paper before 5pm on Friday 5 August 2016.