Ideas Forum

We've developed a draft vision for the future of the inner city river, but is there something else you'd like to see?

Submit an idea

To submit an idea, post it in the box below.

Examples could include activities to enjoy in the area, design considerations, or qualities to retain or improve.

All ideas will be displayed as a public forum. Support ideas you like by clicking their icon.

Submissions are now closed.

6 July, 2019

LWalker says:

“Great waterways make great cities - green breathing spaces for living, play, housing afloat, recreation & transport. Integral & accessible.”

1 July, 2019

Ideasman says:

“Relocate the dated and dilapidated aquarium (perhaps somewhere in Docklands) and demolish the existing eyesore, leaving open space instead ”

30 June, 2019

OffshoreSSA says:

“Recognise the contribution the shipping trade has provided to Melbourne. Maritime artefacts clearly identified and clever use of technology.”

21 June, 2019

Andrew says:

“Urgent improvements are needed to Northbank of the River. Particular attention paid to the safety, security and cleanliness of the area.”

21 June, 2019

Ideasman says:

“Fully pedestrianise banana alley, encourage cafes/bars to take up tenancies, and hold a small weekly market there of Melbourne-made goods”

14 June, 2019

ben.orance says:

“Integrate mangroves into the banks near parks and other areas. This should help filter the water, and attract wildlife to the city centre.”

14 June, 2019

ben.orance says:

“Separate the cycle paths along the north and south banks, from pedestrian traffic. There are many conflict points for different paces.”

14 June, 2019

David says:

“Batman park should have posts for slackliners to use, to keep them off the trees. This is an under-utilised park, foster the community!”

14 June, 2019

mitraanderson-oliver says:

“Great cities worldwide have built river pools, connecting citizens to their waterways, creating places of beauty and play - let's do it!”

9 June, 2019

Ideasman says:

“Demolish the ugly and intrusive Crowne plaza building on north bank and open up the riverfront there ”

9 June, 2019

Ideasman says:

“Aspire to covering the railway at fed square east and creating a huge new park/iconic cultural institution, like millennial park in Chicago ”

7 June, 2019

FSS says:

“Please see www.spacerepublica.com to arrange a meeting regarding flinders st station.”

Draft Strategy Overview

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