The Yarra River (Birrarung) is one of Victoria’s most iconic waterways and is integral to Melbourne’s identity and liveability. The river is central to the identity and wellbeing of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, the Traditional Owners of the lands through which the river flows, Flowing across more than 240 kilometres of urban and rural landscapes, it is a major biodiversity corridor supporting diverse landforms.

The Victorian Government has committed to protecting the Yarra River (Birrarung) through a range of landmark initiatives which include:

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