Community Partnership: Sustainable Future
Community Partnership

Sustainable Future

Photo: MCEC

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is proud to enter a new community partnership with the Yarra Riverkeeper Association (YRA) that provides an opportunity to support conversation of the Yarra/Birrarung river that runs past the venue. As part of the Platypus Partnership, MCEC and YRA will work together to create stronger community connections and build a sustainable future for the Yarra/Birrarung.

The partnership will also provide opportunities for MCEC employees to take part in learning and engagement with the association. The Yarra Riverkeeper Association is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that works closely with local communities, traditional owners, government, and other stakeholders to advocate for the health of the Yarra/Birrarung.
„Community partnerships help us support sustainability initiatives, children's charities, and housing programmes“
Helen Fairclough, MCEC chief operating officer
They work with traditional owners to re-energise the river ecologically and culturally, bringing back biodiversity and health. This agreement extends MCEC's goal of supporting the environment and the community by partnering with leading not-for-profit organisations across sustainability, health and housing. Reflecting on the new partnership MCEC chief operating officer Helen Fairclough said: "We're pleased that this adds to MCEC's growing range of community partnerships that help us support sustainability initiatives, children's charities, and housing programmes."