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Melbourne Meander 1 - Yarra River

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Enterprize Park

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me-ander : verb

1. (of a river or road) to follow a winding course.

2. to wander at random.

In the first of a series of “Meander” events - presented by Home. - we’ll share some of the inspiring work that is driving improvements to Melbourne’s land and riverscape. Come for a leisurely Sunday stroll along the Yarra and its surroundings to discover what’s happening right now in our great city.

  • Learn more about the waterfall that once flowed in the heart of the city from our River Keeper.
  • Find out what’s planned for the City Road redevelopment to bring South Bank to life.
  • Tour the Pools exhibition at the NGV.
  • Discover the innovation behind the floating wetlands in the Botanic Gardens.

You’ll hear from the passionate people who developed these ideas to form active projects.

You’ll also hear from the Yarra Pools team about their grand vision for a swimmable Yarra and have a personal walkthrough of the proposed site for the pool and precinct.

Time permitting, we may even show you the grand vision for what will be the most publicly accessible green roof in the Southern Hemisphere!

We'll start at Enterprize Park and end at Jardin Tan in our iconic Botanic Gardens for a beverage and a chat. Walking between each location, at a casual pace.

  • Site 1 – the prpopose Yarra Pool site, Enterprize Park – site reveal by co-founder Michael O’Neill
  • Site 2 – walk to the edge of Sandridge Bridge and listen to Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly talk about the Waterfall that once existed
  • Site 3 - The Testing Grounds site from Operations Manager Trent Griffiths
  • Still at Site 3 - Steve Perumal Principal Project Manager – Strategic Capital Works from the City of Melbourne on the City Road and Southbank Redevelopments.
  • Site 4 – Time permitting, walk over to the NGV Potter Centre and view the Pools Exhibition
  • Site 5 – Walk to Botanic Gardens to Floating Wetlands project to listen to Steven Liu, Assistant Curator Horticulture and Curator Wetlands & Lake System, Royal Botanic Gardens
  • 15:00 close – walk to Jardin for drinks and a chat

Any questions please get in touch with mim@olmsted.com.au


Welcome to Home. - the home of Melbourne Enthusiasts...

Home. vision To create a brave Melbourne through connection and action, so the city may thrive for its people, its economy and its environment.

Who are we? Home. connects likeminded and passionate people from Melbourne to create and implement a blueprint as seen through their eyes as residents, businesses and its future custodians.

Home’s impetus is to be proactive - not only in the creation, sourcing or platforming of ideas, but to implement these into completed projects and outcomes. Importantly Home. acts to deliver policy and strategy in a prompt and dynamic manner with tangible results that improve the wellbeing of Melbourne’s people and its businesses.

We are not an organisation, we are not a committee. We do not stand on affiliation and we are apolitical. We represent the people of Melbourne, their ideas for Melbourne and will fly their banner so Melbourne will always be the best city it can be.

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