The Yarra River, traditionally known as the Birrarung, is one of the defining features of Melbourne. It's a recreational area and a destination for many activities that contribute to the life of the city.

As Melbourne continues to grow and change, sustaining and improving people’s experience of the Birrarung is an important priority.

The City of Melbourne has developed a draft City River Strategy that will guide Council’s future planning of the inner city section of the river. It outlines strategic directions and opportunities for how to improve the way we use our river and its edges.

There are many projects, plans and strategies relating to the inner city area of the Birrarung, currently being completed by various levels of government and private developers. This highlights a need to clearly define an approach to how the central city river and waterfront is used.

The draft City River Strategy is open for community consultation. We want to hear your feedback on the draft and your ideas for its future. Read the draft City River Strategy and tell us what you think.

You can share your feedback in three ways:

  1. Attend a pop-up session
  2. Complete an online survey
  3. Submit an idea to the Ideas Forum

Submissions close Sunday 9 June.


Pop-up feedback sessions

Provide feedback on the draft strategy.

Wednesday 22 May 2019 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Flinders Walk

Near Flinders Station exit.

Draft Strategy Overview

Find out about our future aspirations for Melbourne's inner city Yarra River.

Have your say

Share your feedback and ideas on the draft City River Strategy. Submissions close 9 June.