Waterfront 2021- Melbourne Design Week

We love Melbourne Design Week. This year the Heritage Council held a ‘virtual’ event as part of Open House’s Melbourne Design Week Waterfront program – celebrating and re-imagining our waterways.

Professor Susan Lawrence examined the legacy of Victoria’s goldrush on our rivers and waterways. New research is showing how one hundred years later the environmental disruption of the goldrush continues to shape Victoria’s rivers and floodplains. It has implications for the management of cultural heritage, river remediation programs and debates on how people interact with their environments.


This event is part of Waterfront 2021 for Melbourne Design Week, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Image: Black Hill Ballarat gold mining, State Library of Victoria, R Daintree