Projects

RiverConnect is involved in a variety of projects in partnership with a range of agencies and organisations. Past and present projects RiverConnect has and continues to be involved in are listed below.

Current Projects

 Boulevard Bush Reserve Interpretative Signage

The first suite of interpretative signage has been installed at Boulevard Bush Reserve as identified in the sites Environmental Management Plan.

The signage highlights the significance of the area, its history and identifies some of the flora and fauna that can be found within the Reserve.

Easy to read information on 16 species has been highlighted, with four of these featured on kid friendly trail markers.

The remaining 12 species will be featured on the next suite of signage to be installed later in 2016.

Boulevard Bush Reserve entrance signage - October 2015
Boulevard Bush Reserve entrance signage - October 2015
A focus project for the Communications Working Group

RiverConnect Strategic Plan review

The RiverConnect team, assisted by the RiverConnect Implementation Advisory Committee, is in the very early stages of reviewing the RiverConnect Strategic Plan.

Two workshop sessions have been held with IAC and partner agency representatives to date. The newly formed Strategic Planning team will meet in the near future to secure timelines and processes for the plan development.

RiverConnect Short Stories

RiverConnect has been busy producing a series of short films with the expert assistance of Bruce Cumming at Anallergy Productions. The films showcase a range of topics that RiverConnect encompasses including biodiversity, environmental water and RiverConnect itself.

To date, two have been completed and can be viewed below:

RiverConnect Intro – A unique and wonderful place

RiverConnect – River Flight – Reconnecting people back to the bush.

Thank you to all who provided commentary and footage in these films.

A unique and wonderful place
A unique and wonderful place

On-going Projects/Events

Spotlight Walks

RiverConnect host night walks that enable community members to see first hand the nocturnal animals and owls that are found right at our back doors. These walks are held throughout the year at Jordan's Bend and Gemmill’s Swamp. Bookings are essential so please contact Bonny Schnorrenberg at riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au.

Clean up Australia Day

Each year RiverConnect and the Shepparton Mooroopna Urban Landcare Group participate in Clean Up Australia Day. Past sites include Tassickers Block, Gemmills Wetland and Reedy Swamp, where volunteers are able to enjoy a FREE BBQ after the clean up.

Reedy Swamp 2013
Reedy Swamp 2013

 Australian Botanical Gardens Shepparton

Formerly know as the Kialla Landfill, the Greater Shepparton City Council through the Kialla Landfill Special Committee is redeveloping the now Australian Botanic Garden site. A draft plan has been developed for the site by the Kialla Landfill Special Committee who coordinate a range of volunteers to conduct various on site works. Greencorp, Mission Australia and Shepparton Mooroopna Urban Landcare Group have been involved in revegetation works and it is hoped that the site will link to the existing path network in the future. For more information please visit the Greater Shepparton City Council website.

Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Progress of works from the lookout - May 2013
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
View from the lookout - June 2014
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
View of wetlands from Honeysuckle Rise - June 2014
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
View of Weaving Garden from Honeysuckle Rise (lookout) - June 2014
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Weaving Garden bench seating - June 2014
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton
Site Map - June 2014

'On the Moove' Twilight Strolls

RiverConnnect has been and continues to be involved in the Twilight Strolls hosting stalls, kids activities and educational Scavenger Hunts along the walk.

RiverConnect Canoeing

RiverConnect coordinates canoeing events along different stretches of the Goulburn River at various times of the year. These canoeing events are hosted by River Country Adventours and offer participants an alternate view of the river and surrounding floodplain. Bookings are essential,  for more information or to reserve your place on this fantastic activity please contact riverconnect@shepparton.vic.gov.au or 5832 9714.

National Tree Day

Each year RiverConnect participates, supports and hosts various National Tree Day events. Many school groups, assisted by community group members and RiverConnect, venture down to their reach on the Goulburn or Broken rivers to undertake planting, while local businesses also get involved in planting at various sites across the region.

Plantings at Vic Park Lake 2012
Plantings at Vic Park Lake 2012

KidsFest

Kidsfest is an ever growing weekend during October that sees families from far and wide coming to Kidstown to enjoy a range of activities. RiverConnect participants in this event, hosting a stall featuring FREE interactive activities for children of all ages.

Continued Council Owned Land Site Assessments by Land Managers Working Group (LMWG)

The Land Managers Working Group with RiverConnect continue to assess various Council owned land sites within the RiverConnect project area for cultural, environmental and recreational value. Sites assessed to date include: Kidstown surrounds, McFarlane Road in Mooroopna, Tassicker's Block, Old Kialla Landfill site and Fitzjohn Rd.