Imagine the Yarra – Yarra River Community Assembly

Saturday 18 November 2017

Do you live, work, study or play on, in or near the Yarra? Have you in the past? Maybe you just love our iconic river? Help write the vision for the future of the Yarra River (Birrarung). 

Melbourne Water and Wurundjeri Tribe Land Council need 24 passionate citizens to participate in events over three days to make this 50-year vision a reality. 

During these exciting events, participants will learn from Wurundjeri Elders and technical experts about the history of the Yarra and how it’s managed and used. Participants will also gain an understanding of the community’s views on the river, gathered through our recent engagement process. 

We’ll then work together to write a vision that reflects our community’s hopes and aspirations for the future of the Yarra.

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.
Visit the website to find out more and express your interest in being involved. 

Participants will be randomly selected to ensure a diverse mix of community aspirations, perspectives and experiences.


What do I need to do?

Taking part in the development of the community vision will involve participating in two events over three days in Melbourne:

  • Introductory workshop

2pm - 5pm Saturday 18 November 2017

  • Community Assembly

9am - 4.30pm Saturday 2 December 2017

9am - 4.30pm Sunday 3 December 2017


An optional post-assembly debrief will be held in the evening on Thursday 7 December 2017.

Participants will receive $500 for taking part. Catering will be provided for all events.

Travel and accommodation assistance is available if required.

Express your interest via the website or call (03) 9021 0675.

Expressions of interest close 5pm Wednesday 8 November 2017


Location & Contacts

General Enquiries


Date and time:
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Saturday 18 November 2017