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Master Plan [draft] May 2013


Comments are invited regarding the draft Master plan for the Yarra Junction Community and Cultural Precinct. By 5 pm Thursday 12.9.2013.


Chris Riseley, Community Planning and Engagement Unit, Yarra Ranges Council.

Phone 9294 6123


Post PO Box 214, Lilydale, Vic 3140


Council and Upper Yarra Museum community representatives will be available to talk about the plan

Outside Bendigo Bank Warburton Thursday 5.9. 2013 11am to 1pm

Yarra Junction Shopping Arcade, Tuesday 10.9.2013, 12 noon – 1pm

Please refer to the 2 files outling the key aspects of the plan and a plan summary.

Consultation opportunities

Master plan summary

Precinct Plan

Precinct Plan, Master Plan, prepared by Hansen Partnership May 2013


Yarra Ranges Council, with the support of the Victorian Government, has commissioned a master plan to be drawn up for the station and surrounding land. The plan will explore additional community use of the site, in particular tourism, life-long learning, vocational training, and social and cultural activities.












Feedback received in September and October 2012 from the community about the precinct is summarised in these documents

Key Themes emerging from Community Engagement activities

YRC Feedback from listening posts

Anzac Centenary Avenue Upper Yarra

Upper Yarra Museum is documenting, reinstating the original and establishing new avenues by the Centenary of Anzac in 2015. The project is part of the National Project Avenues of Honour.

Avenues of Honour 1914-2018 is a national project to revive, preserve or recreate Australia’s Avenues of Honour to coincide with the commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC, the Gallipoli Landings and World War I. A key feature of the project is working with local communities across Australia in order to support local efforts to document, preserve and restore Avenues and to plan and establish new ones.

Banner Anzac Centerary Upper Yarra

Upper Yarra Museum and the Upper Yarra RSL are planning a project to replant a memorial avenue of trees for the Anzac Centenary. The original memorial trees were positioned along one side of the Yarra Junction Sports Ground near the memorial gates. The trees featured individual picket fence guards and copper name plates with the names of the World War 1 fallen.The new avenues will be planted at the station sites along the old Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

Another project is to preserve the memorial trees at the Yarra Junction Cenotaph, this involves relocating a large palm and planting a replacement palm. The cenotaph was relocated in 1999 moving the palm was a challenge then and is now. One palm remains and it now butts the Warburton highway the second palm died..

A new website will be launched soon.

Help wanted to build tree guards.

Workdays Tuesday and Thursday Upper Yarra Museum 10 -4 pm

Skills required: use of nail gun and electric drill. The tree guards are constructed out of local timber and are being built in panels to be constructed on site

2014 Donations and Volunteers

Peter McConachy, Three Bridges donated 10 logs

Powelltown sawmill milled the timber, sawyer was Michael Nightingale

Thode Australia sharpened the saw blades

Delivered free from Powelltown

UYM volunteers have made prototypes. Thanks Allan, Peter2, Judy, Tiani, Rob and Chris. Today 5.8.2014 all the timber was cut ready to construct the guards.

Please contact or 0430 350 111

Trees planted for the Fallen Soldiers from the Central Riding of the Upper Yarra Shire, 12.10.1917 Lilydale Express

Trees planted for the Fallen Soldiers from the Central Riding of the Upper Yarra Shire, 12.10.1917 Lilydale Express



Tree planting Function in the Recreation Reserve, Yarra Junction, 13.12.1918

Tree planting Function in the Recreation Reserve, Yarra Junction, 13.12.1918

Newspaper cuttings, Bob Sutherland

“Commemorating The Fallen”, Yarra Junction Cenotaph, The Great War 1914-1919, Bob Sutherland 1999

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