September 2, 2020

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 Lower Templestowe, Heidelberg and Bulleen and is home to the Heide Museum of Modern Art and centuries old River Red Gums.
The 2020 plan has been updated to include the impacts 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.
An Advisory Committee has been appointed to provide strategic and statutory planning advice on the draft Framework Plan and a private development proposal in the precinct.
The draft plan is complementary to the broader regional framework for the river set out in the Yarra Strategic Plan.
To view the draft plan and to make a submission by 25 September, visit: engage.vic.gov.au/yarra-riverbulleen-precinct-advisory-committee
Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne MP
“We promised we would make sure our iconic Yarra River is protected for future generations and that’s what we’re continuing to do through this planning process.”
“The Yarra River has an important place in the hearts of Victorians and that’s why we want to hear the views of the community, so we get the planning for this precinct right.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP
“This is an important step towards protecting this part of the Yarra River and celebrating
its rich environmental, cultural and artistic history”