Parks Victoria is seeking applications for innovative waterside concepts at the Yarra River

Parks Victoria is inviting applications for stationary floating concepts on the Lower Yarra River for a minimum of two months to a maximum of three years, including seasonal operations.

The opportunity is open to both commercial and community concepts including floating recreational activities, pop-up style accommodation packages, performance spaces, on-water food and beverage offerings,and interpretive services.

Successful applicants will bring commercial and/or community activation to the Yarra, reflecting the needs of a diverse visitor demographic, whilst creating opportunities for innovative activities to enhance the broader visitor experience.

Proposals should offer safe and accessible activities, and outline how applicants plan to provide new opportunities to connect with public and private spaces surrounding the waterways. 

Features include:

  • A licence for up to 3 years
  • Exclusive use within the licence area
  • Choice of 3 activation sites
  • Potential opportunities for activation at alternative locations, where Parks Victoria is not the applicable adjacent land manager
  • Activation site dimensions ranging from 300 sqm – 840 sqm
  • Easy visitor access to all activation sites
  • Prominent locations close to some of Melbourne’s most popular sporting and recreation facilities, retail, food and beverage, events, green space, cultural and tourist destinations
  • Access to growing local

For more information visit the Parks Victoria Tenderlink portal