News | 13 March 2019
“The Yarra River Biodiversity Project aims to revitalise the Yarra environment and make it a place that people will enjoy,” explains North Ward Councillor John Chandler.
The eight-year project is “all about maximising the resource we’re lucky enough to have in South Yarra,” Cr Chandler said.
“From a sustainability point of view, it’s to encourage wildlife back and to look after one of our most beautiful assets.” “The biodiversity works have had an immediate impact, and it’s only going to get better,” said Cr Chandler.
Council has invested more than $8.4 million on this project, which also won the Protection of the Environment award at the 2018 Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities awards.
The project highlights Council’s strong commitment to environmental issues.
“Of all the things I’ve been involved with at Council, this is a project that will have a real impact and legacy.” Cr Chandler admiring the work to improve and encourage biodiversity along the river.
With this project soon to be completed, Council is extending its regeneration work along Gardiners Creek to continue to protect and enhance biodiversity within the City as well as support community connection to this area.