Yan Yean Reservoir has significant history and an important purpose. Since 1857, the reservoir has supplied high-quality drinking water to Melbourne’s northern and central suburbs and it continues to be a place of biodiversity and cultural significance.

Yan Yean Reservoir Park is accessible to the public and is a valuable recreation space and a popular spot for walking and picnics. The reservoir and catchment land is currently closed to the public to protect water quality and its environmental, cultural and heritage values.

What you told us

In April and May 2022 we asked you to share your thoughts about Yan Yean Reservoir, and your hopes for its future.

936 local community members were engaged with the project during the Phase 1 engagement period.

Your feedback has helped us to better understand what you value about Yan Yean Reservoir and your aspirations for its future use, as well as any concerns or considerations for additional features and activities.

Read a summary of the Phase 1 engagement results

What's next?

We are now taking your ideas and considering them as part of the development of the Draft Yan Yean Reservoir Master Plan. Ideas will be considered against important factors such as water quality, biodiversity, cultural and heritage values.

The release date for the draft master plan is still to be confirmed. Make sure to follow this project for updates.

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