The State Government has approved the Yarra Strategic Plan, Burndap Birrrarung burndap umarkoo — which means “what is good for the Yarra is good for all” in the Woi-wurrung language.
The 10-year plan for the Yarra River corridor is a landmark plan that seeks to manage and protect the Yarra River and its parklands as one living and integrated natural entity, and the first to be developed in partnership with Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung.
The plan brings together the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and 15 state and local agencies who will work collectively in managing the entire Yarra River corridor, so that the Yarra River, Birrarung, and its parklands can be enjoyed by future generations.
Launched in February 2022, the plan is unique in connecting, for the first time, planning law and water management, to protect the natural beauty and health of the Yarra River’s landscapes.
More information can be found at Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo, Yarra Strategic Plan (water.vic.gov.au