Waterfront

The waterways of Melbourne and Victoria are under increasing pressure, including from rapid urban development, extreme weather and invasive species. Created by Open House Melbourne, this theme explores the role that design plays in framing our relationship with water. Join in on boat tours, walks, bike rides, talks and special events that champion the cultural, ecological and recreational value of Victoria’s rivers, bays and oceans.

This program is supported by the Victorian Design Program, an initiative of the Victorian Government and Program Partner Liveability Victoria International | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Waterfront

The waterways of Melbourne and Victoria are under increasing pressure, including from rapid urban development, extreme weather and invasive species. Created by Open House Melbourne, this theme explores the role that design plays in framing our relationship with water. Join in on boat tours, walks, bike rides, talks and special events that champion the cultural, ecological and recreational value of Victoria’s rivers, bays and oceans.

This program is supported by the Victorian Design Program, an initiative of the Victorian Government and Program Partner Liveability Victoria International | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Ocean Osmosis: Desal Tour Presented by Open House Melbourne and Watersure
10am, 14 Mar | Free entry
Watering the Gardens Presented by Open House Melbourne and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
5pm, 20 Mar | Book now
Forgotten Ecologies of Birrarung Presented by Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Architours
10am, 14 Mar | Book now
Deep Dive: Sea Urchin Snorkel Tour Presented by Open House Melbourne
10.30am, 14 Mar | Free entry
Hybrid Coastal Defence Presented by Open House Melbourne, National Centre for Coasts and Climate and Reef Design Lab
10am, 22 Mar | Free entry
River Rights: Yarra Bend Presented by Open House Melbourne and the Yarra Riverkeeper Association
11am, 14 Mar | Free entry
Protecting Urban Waterways Presented by Open House Melbourne and the Yarra Riverkeeper Association
10am, 15 Mar | Book now
Greening Seawalls Presented by Open House Melbourne, Reef Design Lab and Sydney Institute of Marine Science
10am, 21 Mar | Book now
From Poop to Park Presented by Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Water
10am, 17 Mar | Free entry
Water regimes of Bolin Bolin: Past, Present and Future Presented by Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Water
10am, 17 Mar | Free entry
The Western Treatment Plant Presented by Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Water
10am, 18 Mar | Free entry
I’m on a (Port of Melbourne) Boat! Presented by Open House Melbourne and Port of Melbourne
10am, 22 Mar | Book now
Finding the River: Living with Water Presented by Open House Melbourne and Jane's Walk
2pm, 22 Mar | Free entry