Saturday March 14th, 2020

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE YARRA STRATEGIC PLAN

The Draft Yarra Strategic Plan is missing something important – the Yarra Pool. We need your help to ensure the Yarra Pool is part of the Government’s 10-year vision for the river. HAVE YOUR SAY by 29 March by visiting the Engage Victoria website

Question 12 in the survey asks for your ideas – we need you to send a message to Melbourne Water that the Yarra Pool must be included in the Strategic Plan, as the ideal catalyst project to create a healthy swimmable Yarra, provide respite for a growing population as the effects of climate change increase, and celebrate the cultural and environmental heritage of our river. This is a once-in-a-decade chance to make the Yarra Pool a reality.  


Friday, November 7th, 2019

Yarra Pools welcomes new President Felicity Watson

We’re excited to announce the election of Felicity Watson as President of Yarra Swim Co, with co-founder Mitra Anderson-Oliver stepping into the role of Vice President.

After three years, co-founder Michael O’Neil has stepped down as President, having overseen the development of a business case and user needs analysis, as well as the launch of the Yarra Pools proposal at Enterprize Park, developed in partnership with WOWOWA. 

Felicity brings a wealth of experience in planning and heritage advocacy to the Yarra Pools team, having recently led the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)’s successful campaign to fight inappropriate development in Federation Square. 

A childhood spent swimming and kayaking in the Clarence and Nymboida rivers, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, has given Felicity a lifelong passion for the cultural and ecological role of rivers in healthy and connected communities. She looks forward to working with Traditional Owners and the Melbourne community to achieve a swimmable Yarra River Birrarung.


Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Yarra Pools teams up with WOWOWA to realise community vision for Melbourne’s river front 

Download the Media Release:


Key Points:

WOWOWA Architects have created a stunning new render bringing to life a collaborative design concept for the Yarra Pool.

The design is the culmination of 2 years of public engagement.

The proposal is backed up by business modelling which shows there is a definite need.

Yarra Pools is looking for feedback, and support from the community and decision makers.



Download the Yarra Pools – Stage 1 Business Case (Market Drivers and Demand Profile):

Download the Yarra Pools – Stage 1 User Needs Analysis (Insights Report):