We are asking people to imagine more liveable, sustainable and resilient communities where water is at the heart of design.
Working closely with the community is a commitment of the project partners to ensure the future design of the Upper Merri Creek sub-catchment achieves best-for-community integrated water management services. Engaging with the community enables us to consider local community preferences and capacities and also provides opportunities for the community to contribute to the development of options for the integrated water management plan.
Phase one: Developing a long-term vision for the Upper Merri Creek sub-catchment (September)
Phase one was about exploring the community's values and preferences for the Upper Merri Creek Integrated Water Management Plan and collaboratively developing a long-term vision for the catchment. The community were invited to attend a full-day co-design community workshop on the 21 September 2019 from 10am to 4pm.
This co-design workshop replaced the community panel previously advertised for this project following feedback received during the community panel expression of interest process. This revised approach ensured all those interested in contributing to the development of the vision for the Upper Merri Creek sub-catchment could participate.
Phase two: Working together to deliver on the community vision
(October - November)
Through phase two of the engagement the community and stakeholders will be invited to provide input into the scenarios and options being explored to deliver on the long-term community vision. We will be hosting a range of conversations in October and November both online and face-to-face. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date on all the opportunities.
The first event we hosted as part of phase two was the Upper Merri Creek Symposium, held on 17 October 2019, 5.30pm to 8pm.
The symposium was an opportunity for all stakeholders, community groups and community members to explore how we can work together to deliver on the long-term vision for the Upper Merri Creek sub-catchment.