Urban Centres

Historically our urban areas and satellite townships were built near or in close proximity to waterways. Waterways were a focal point for development because they provided water, food and recreation resources.

Waterways in urban areas provide a range of environmental, social and economic values.  Urban areas also present a threat to some of the values we associate with waterways.

Priority Waterways include:

Goulburn River (Shepparton/Mooroopna, Murchison, Nagambie, Seymour, Molesworth/Thornton), Broken River (Shepparton, Benalla), Broken Creek (Nathalia, Numurkah, Katamatite), Boosey Creek (Tungamah), Hughes Creek (Avenel), Sunday Creek (Broadford), Dry Creek (Broadford), Kilmore Creek (Kilmore), Yea River (Yea)

Priority Actions

Encourage and support local government in the development and implementation of urban waterway plans

Provide protection to urban waterways in planning schemes

Support urban waterway community actions and activities

Incorporate Melbourne Water Corporation waterway corridor guidelines in the CMA best practice guidelines for land use and planning