RiverConnect aspires to see the Goulburn and Broken River system duly recognised as the life and soul of the Shepparton and Mooroopna communities. The built environment has not taken full advantage of the aesthetic values of the river system and their environmental, economic and cultural significance have been undervalued.
In the past, Shepparton - Mooroopna has largely turned its back on the rivers at its door step. The built environment has not taken full advantage of the aesthetic values of the river system and their environmental, economic and cultural significance have been undervalued.
In response to the groundswell of interest in the rivers and forests, preliminary discussions between Greater Shepparton City Council, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, other natural resource management groups, Aboriginal and educational organisations highlighted the merits of a multi-agency and whole-of-community approach to future management of the Goulburn and Broken rivers and the surrounding red gum forests and floodplains between Shepparton and Mooroopna. This led to the establishment of the RiverConnect project in 2005 under the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. The Greater Shepparton City Council then became the auspice body for the RiverConnect Project in December 2007.
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What is RiverConnect?
RiverConnect is a project that aims to see the Goulburn and Broken Rivers recognised as the life and soul of the Shepparton-Mooroopna communities.
RiverConnect Implementation Advisory Committee
Greater Shepparton City Council auspices and supports the RiverConnect Implementation Advisory Committee (RCIAC), which is comprised of representatives from various land management agencies, community organisations and the general community.
The RiverConnect Implementation Advisory Committee oversees the implementation of actions in the Strategic Plan.
About the RiverConnect Area
The RiverConnect area covers the river frontages and forest floodplains adjacent to the Shepparton – Mooroopna urban zones, broadly within the following limits:
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