[Speaker] Our Yarra River, Birrarung provides a continuous network of protected parklands, providing inclusive access to all.
A covenant of custodianship is adopted by private landowners along the reach, embedding a culture of respect and responsibility for river values.
The river corridor provides a healthy natural environment, enabling swimming, relaxation and other recreational activities.
Importantly, it also supports a flourishing natural ecosystem, including networks of billabongs and wetlands, for indigenous plants and animals to thrive.
This is a valued place of connection to Wurundjeri cultures and community, with a network of hubs of learning, play and celebration.
It benefits from a united and integrated approach to governance and land management, guided by the wisdom and practices of Traditional Owners, keeping culture not just in the past but alive into the future.
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