Waterfront: River (re) Wild

We take in the future design aspirations for the 18km of waterways within the city. Imagine a river that offers a more visible cultural narrative of the Birrarung, reintroduction of riparian vegetation, increased and connected public green space, and a more vibrant river edge.


Dean Stewart
Creator and Leader of Walkin’ Country Walkin Birrarung

Margie McKay
Team Leader, Urban Design for City of Melbourne
whose team is currently working on a new strategy for the city’s river edge


Waterfront is presented by Open House Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week—an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

Image: Melbourne from the Falls sketch Nov.6.1844 by artist Robert Russell (1808-1900)

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Important Details


Meet at Federation Wharf: 15-19 Princes Walk Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia

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Access Requirements: Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on their own or be assisted by their carers only as boat staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding).

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