When: Queens Birthday Long Weekend 2013
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Daily
Info: The Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod show is a great family day out, with free admission, kids amusements in the park and plenty of food and refreshments on sale.
RiverConnect Festival - 29 Apr 2012
When: Sunday 29 April, 2012
Where: Vic Park Lake - Western Bank - Shepparton
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
RiverConnect is celebrating its successes and achievements over the past 5 years.
Activities on the day include canoeing, guided walking and bus tours, traditional elders talking circles, tree planting, jumping castles, free BBQ, partners stalls and more. A short show reel of RiverConnect will also be featured.
10 – 11 am Revegetation - Planting along the lake edge
11 am – 12 pm Guided Walk along the river to the Confluence
12.10 - 12.30pm FORMALITIES: RiverConnect Strategic Plan and Website Launch
12.30 - 1.30pm FREE BBQ lunch
1pm - 2 pm Traditional Owner Talking Circles
All Day Events
10am- 2 pm FREE Canoeing on the lake
RiverConnect , Water Watch, Landcare, Greater Shepparton City Council, Parks Vic, Goulburn Broken CMA.
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Guided Bus Tour of the RiverConnect area (Limited seats: bookings essential)
For further details please call 03 5832 9714.
RiverConnect is a wide reaching plan that see’s the Goulburn and Broken Rivers duly recognised as the life and soul of the Shepparton-Mooroopna communities.
RiverConnect is a community project with many partners under the auspices of the council's Culture and Community Strengthening Department.
The four main objectives of RiverConnect are:
Connecting Aboriginal People; and
The Mission of the RiverConnect Project is to create a vibrant, more cohesive Greater Shepparton community through developing a strong sense of belonging and connection to our rivers. We will achieve this by understanding and enhancing the environmental, cultural, recreational and economic value of the rivers.
The vision for the Shepparton and Mooroopna areas in 2020, when the RiverConnect programs have been implemented, is summarised below:
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, whilst 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.
A Strategic Plan has been developed with careful consideration to the needs of the community. It received endorsement at the May 2011 Council meeting. This plan establishes a vision for the future of the RiverConnect project and identifies a range of actions that will be undertaken to achieve this vision.
The Strategic Plan is by no means a blueprint for all future actions and many of the actions in the plan will need further investigation.
For more information on the RiverConnect projects and events contact Council's Culture and Community Strengthening branch on 5832 9714.