Our Vision for the Future

RiverConnect Vision

Shepparton and Mooroopna will be widely recognised as river towns where features of living here include:

  • a thriving natural environment
  • a connection with that environment
  • a culture that is enriched by the traditional owners’ connection with the area

People value and respect our rivers and floodplains, while using them as part of their daily lives for recreation, relaxation and education. The community, government and land managers, together with the traditional owners, work in partnership to protect and enhance the value of our rivers.

Traditional Knowledge Exchange
Traditional Knowledge Exchange
Uncle Boydy speaking to students.

Strategic Direction

Connecting Community

To provide access and facilities, together with activities and information to enable the community to value the river and its environment and visit and enjoy this area as an integral part of their lifestyles.

Connecting Environment

To protect, repair, enhance and sustain important river, wetland and forest environments, so that current and future generations can understand and enjoy natural river red gum forest environments.

Connecting Aboriginal People

To provide programs, activities and facilities so that the community can understand and better appreciate the important historical and cultural significance this area holds for its traditional owners.

Connecting Education

To provide opportunities for the education sector and then broader community to understand the environment, culture and importance of the area as a valuable asset to appreciate, enjoy and protect.

Communications and Consultation

To provide information to the community to support the achievement of the overall RiverConnect objectives, and allow the community to influence the development of the RiverConnect strategic plan.

Strategic Direction

Connecting Community

To provide access and facilities, together with activities and information to enable the community to value the river and its environment and visit and enjoy this area as an integral part of their lifestyles.

Connecting Environment

To protect, repair, enhance and sustain important river, wetland and forest environments, so that current and future generations can understand and enjoy natural river redgum forest environments.

Connecting Aboriginal People

To provide programs, activities and facilities so that the community can understand and better appreciate the important historical and cultural significance this area holds for its traditional owners.

Communications and Consultation

To provide information to the community to support the achievement of the overall RiverConnect objectives, and allow the community to influence the development of the RiverConnect strategic plan.