Yarra4Life is a collaborative project. Getting conservation results on the ground requires cooperation between landholders, government, industry, community groups, non-government organisations, Indigenous groups, corporates and service providers. It is a complex challenge that Yarra4Life is doing its best to make as simple as possible.
Yarra4Life has all the key players from the area working together towards ambitious conservation outcomes. A standout feature of Yarra4Life is its multi-partner model, cross-sectoral involvement and community backing.
Partners and contributors
Yarra4Life is governed by a Coordination Committee consisting of representatives from 10 partner organisations.
Yarra4Life was originally hosted by the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA. The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is integrating into Melbourne Water on 1 January 2022 and from this date Melbourne Water will be the host agency on behalf of Yarra4Life’s project partners.
Yarra4Life receives funding from local, the Victorian Government and the Australian Government and philanthropic organisations. Members of the local community and many environmental community groups in the area volunteer their time and resources to Yarra4Life or to programs with aims that are complementary to Yarra4Life.