Yarra riverkeeper Ian Penrose steps down after nine years. Herald Sun

, By Yarra

THOUGH this is now the third time he has retired from a career, the outgoing Yarra riverkeeper Ian Penrose insists this time it’s for good.

For the past nine years Mr Penrose has been the face of Melbourne’s iconic river.

His time in the role has been spent lobbying politicians, hosting countless river tours and being the waterway’s best friend, fighting for both its short and long-term survival.

“I’m 65 now and it’s time I give someone else a go,” Mr Penrose said.

Mr Penrose is being replaced by Kew’s Andrew Kelly

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