Paddling on the Yarra: Have your say

Yarra River Warrandyte

Melburnians who canoe, kayak or row on the Yarra River have a unique opportunity to have their say about how recreational boating activities could be improved along the Yarra River.

Melbourne Water is currently exploring options for the creation of additional paddling ramps along the Yarra River, and upgrading current areas used by paddlers to enter and exit the river.

Hannah Pexton, Melbourne Water Manager, Land Liveability and Stewardship, said the survey was open to everyone with an interest in paddling on the Yarra.

‘Paddling activities such as canoeing, kayaking and rowing are popular recreational pursuits for many people,’ she said.

‘We want to know why you choose to paddle at the sites you currently visit, where you would like to see new ramps installed, and what upgrades we can make to existing formal or informal paddling sites and what design elements new or upgraded facilities should include.’

The investigation seeks to understand the design measures that are required to ensure paddlers have safe access and exit points and adequate information about paddling locations, while still protecting the Yarra River’s important values.

You can participate by taking the survey which closes on September 8th 2017.