02 Sep 2020 Media Release

Have Your Say On Future Of The Yarra’s Bulleen Precinct

The Victorian Government is continuing to deliver on its election commitment to protect the Yarra River with updated plans on the future of the river’s much-loved Bulleen Precinct now available for public comment.

The draft Bulleen Land Use Framework Plan sets a vision and planning objectives to guide future land use and development in the area.

The Bulleen Precinct is the stretch of the Yarra River that runs through our local communities of Lower Templestowe, Heidelberg and Bulleen and is home to the Heide Museum of Modern Art and centuries old Red River Gums.

The 2020 plan has been updated to include the status of the North East link, amended plans for the Yarra Valley Country Club and the findings of the Bulleen-Banyule Flats Cultural Values Study undertaken by the Traditional Owners – the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people.

Recommendations include a continuous open space connection on the eastern (Manningham) side of the river, new pedestrian and cycling links and bridges and expanded cultural precinct and delivery of new open space, recreation and conservation areas, ecological connections and revegetation.

To view the draft plan and to make a submission by 25 September, visit: engage.vic.gov.au/yarra-river-bulleen-precinct-advisory-committee

Quotes attributable to Sonja Terpstra, Member for Easter Metro

“The Andrews Government promised to protect our iconic Yarra River for future generations and that’s what we’re doing through this planning process.”

“This project will help to bring more people through an area that has a massive cultural significance for Australians, allowing more people to engage with the rich art history in the area.”

“We want to hear the views of the community, so we get the planning for such an important precinct right.”

 “The Yarra River should be protected for generations to come and this is an important step towards allowing all Victorians to continue to celebrate its rich history.”