Perhaps nothing defines Melbourne and its people more than the Yarra River (Birrarung). Inspired by successful urban river swimming projects globally and here at home, Yarra Pools is a community-led proposal to re-introduce recreation and water-play to the lower Yarra and, in doing so, to transform an under used section of the iconic river’s northern bank into a thriving community facility.
This riverside precinct will be active and vibrant and accessible to all. Bringing people a perspective of the river not seen since the middle of last century. The global movement towards reviving urban river swimming and the growing demand for healthy waterways have gone hand-in-hand.