About the RiverConnect Area

An aerial view of the RiverConnect Area.  View more detailed maps and aerial photographs  of the RiverConnect Project Area and local catchments.
An aerial view of the RiverConnect Area. View more detailed maps and aerial photographs of the RiverConnect Project Area and local catchments.

The RiverConnect area covers the river frontages and forest floodplains adjacent to the Shepparton – Mooroopna urban zones, broadly within the following limits:

  • Goulburn River:
    Seven Creeks confluence to north of Daldy Road.
  • Broken River:
    Doyles Road to Goulburn River Confluence.

The population of Greater Shepparton is over 60,000 people. The region is home to a multi-cultural community, with people from all parts of the globe and includes over 6,000 Indigenous Australians – the largest Aboriginal population in regional Victoria.

The Goulburn and Broken Rivers are a source of water for drinking, food processing and agriculture.  The primary, secondary and tertiary industries in the region all depend to varying degrees on reliable supplies of water. The Aboriginal community has strong links with the rivers and lands.

The Goulburn is the largest river in Victoria, and the section from Lake Eildon to the River Murray (which Shepparton – Mooroopna is located within) has been declared a heritage river under the Heritage Rivers Act. This declaration aims to protect the significant nature conservation, recreation, scenic and cultural heritage attributes of the Goulburn River.

Historical Photos of the Goulburn River in Shepparton

Goulburn River showing Fryers Street Bridge and Jetty - circa 1900
Goulburn River showing Fryers Street Bridge and Jetty - circa 1900
Goulburn River in Flood - Fryers Street Bridge - 1900
Goulburn River in Flood - Fryers Street Bridge - 1900
Goulburn River in flood 1939 - Shepparton
Goulburn River in flood 1939 - Shepparton

In this Section

  • Maps / Aerial Photos
    Maps and aerial photographs showing the RiverConnect Project Area and local catchments.
  • Local Flora and Fauna
    Additional support resources including information about the local flora and fauna that can be found around the RiverConnect Environment.
  • Goulburn & Broken River Access Map
    The Goulburn River is one of four Heritage Rivers in Victoria. The Broken River flows into the Goulburn in the heart of Shepparton.