The Maribyrnong River and Waterways Association has been involved in advocating for the health of the Maribyrnong River catchment and protecting it from further damage. We have successfully lobbied for stronger planning controls to protect the river and surrounding areas.
In 2022, Planning Scheme Amendment VC201 was gazetted. The amendment delivers stronger planning policies and landscape controls to protect the Rivers of the Barwon, Waterways of the West and all rivers and creeks across Victoria. The amendment responds to short-term planning actions associated with the Victorian Government’s Waterways of the West Action Plan.