Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo: Yarra Strategic Plan

Parks Victoria is proud to be a key partner in the implementation of the Yarra Strategic Plan, Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo.

Delivering the plan is a Victorian Government commitment to protect our treasured Yarra River, Birrarung, and its parklands for future generations.

The bi-lingual title ‘Burndap Birrarung burndap umarkoo’, which means ‘good for the Yarra is good for all’ in the Woi-wurrung language, reflects the strong partnership with Traditional Owners in the development and implementation of the plan.

The plan was released by the Minister for Water in February 2022.

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Developing the plan

The Yarra River Protection (Willip-gin Birrarung Murron) Act 2017 calls for the development of the Yarra Strategic Plan, and identifies the Yarra River and the public land it flows through as one living and integrated natural entity for protection.

Development of the plan was informed by community feedback, background studies, and complementary strategies and policies already in operation for the Yarra River.

There are a number of government Departments, local governments and other authorities who collectively have committed to implementing the plan in partnership with the Traditional Owners on their Country.

Additional information on the development of the plan and protection of the Yarra River, Birrarung, is available at Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) and Melbourne Water.

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