About Us


Since late 1998 the Yarra River Business Association has actively represented the interests of small to medium businesses located on and along the river.

As a result, the Lower Yarra business community has real input to the planning and operational decisions made for the area by the many and various organizations involved with river governance.

The Association operates as one of the eight business precincts funded by the City of Melbourne under the Melbourne Business Precincts Program 2017-2021. The two-way flow of information between the precinct and the Council is one of the most beneficial features of the structure.

The City of Melbourne's annual operating grant is used to operate a professional secretariat and to engage marketing assistance. The grant is augmented by membership fees, association partnerships and sponsorships contributed by local businesses.

John Forman
Red Rock Leisure
0405 144 934

Bill Blakeney
Federation Square Management
9655 1904

Hon. Treasurer
Peter King
Quest Southbank
(03) 9694 5600

Hon. Secretary
Paul Sullivan
Venice on the Yarra
(03) 9399 1991

Executive Members
Jeremy Vincent Arts Centre Melbourne

Courtney Carthy  Inflatable Regatta P/L

Andrew Mackey  South Wharf Association Inc.

Elise Hill  Dexus/ Southgate

Executive Officer
Tim Bracher
Bramark Consulting
P.O. Box 76, Flinders Lane, 8009
0412 502931 exoff@yarrariver.melbourne

Precinct Business Plan

The Association's strategic direction and action plan is formulated each year. Please email the executive officer at exoff@yarrariver.melbourne if you wish to view a copy.