History

Founding Members

Meeting 14th Dec 2005

Bill O’Kane, Scott Morath, Rachael Spokes, Neville Atkinson, Wayne Tennant, Ken Sampson, Peter Howard, Lisa McKenzie, Bruce Cumming, Terry Batey, Rod McLennan, Greg McKenzie, Anne McCamish, Lilian Parker, Dianne Hanna, Phil Stevenson, Bruce Wehner, Merv McAliece. 

RiverConnect Steering Committee 2006
RiverConnect Steering Committee 2006
Left to Right: John Laing, Scott Morath, Rod McLennan, Bill O'Kane, Dennis Wapling, Kate Martin, Merv McAliece, Anne McCamish, Cr Jenny Houlihan, Dianne Hanna, Ken Sampson.

Significant Milestones

2015

RiverConnect 10 year celebration event

RiverConnect Paths Master Plan

Boulevard Bush Reserve Interpretive Signage installed

Founding member and past committee member, Lisa McKenzie speaking on the RiverConnect journey at its 10 year celebration event - December 2015
Founding member and past committee member, Lisa McKenzie speaking on the RiverConnect journey at its 10 year celebration event - December 2015

2014

Historical Flood Markers installed and launched

Professional Development Training for Teachers held

Cr Jenny Houlihan and Guy Tierney (GB CMA) pictured with the Murchison Flood Marker
Cr Jenny Houlihan and Guy Tierney (GB CMA) pictured with the Murchison Flood Marker

2013

Goulburn River Access Guide - Shepparton and Mooroopna

The Flats Interpretive Signage installed and launched

Funding secured for the RiverConnect Paths Project

Partners and staff with The Flats Interpretive signage
Partners and staff with The Flats Interpretive signage

2012

RiverConnect Strategic Plan Launch

RiverConnect Website Launched

First RiverConnect Festival

2011

RiverConnect Strategic Plan Endorcement

RiverConnect re-branding completed

RC Implementation Advisory Committee Terms of Reference Endorced

2010

Winner of Parks Victoria Environment and Sustainability Award in the 2010 Regional Achievement and Community Awards (one of eight category winners)

Lower Goulburn National Park Launch at Reedy Swamp

2009

RiverConnnect An Aboriginal Oral History was launched

2008

Greater Shepparton City Council became auspice for RiverConnect

Adopt - a - Reach launched

RiverConnect Cow Design Competition - Launch of the RiverConnect Cow

2006

RiverConnect Concept evolved to become a project of Goulburn Broken CMA

2005

Initial RiverConnect discussions