Rivers

Environmental Justice Australia is proud to have been closely involved in the development of Victoria’s landmark Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Act. The Act recognises the Yarra River and its environs as a single, integrated living entity, to be managed as a single landscape under a 50-year community vision. This is historic in Australian urban river management.

Environmental Justice Australia is leading the Rivers of the West campaign, which seeks to have Victoria’s Maribyrnong and Werribee Rivers and other smaller waterways acknowledged as valuable community assets and better protected in law.

Community Proposals for the Yarra Startegic Plan

Yarra Community Roundtable

September 13, 2018

First Nations group proposes changes to Australia’s water law

July 20, 2018

Community workshops

February 21, 2018

Photo by Jamie Davis

Rivers of the West

Securing legal protections for the Marybinong and Werribee rivers

Bold, ambitious visions for the Yarra

November 28, 2017

New ways for law to protect nature: Victoria’s Yarra Act part of a gradual shift

August 21, 2017

Landmark Yarra legislation is profound and innovative

June 23, 2017

Community involvement a key to Yarra’s health

April 6, 2017

Are we looking after our Ramsar wetlands? Report from the Victorian Auditor-General

September 14, 2016

Rivers: news and media

August 28, 2018

A welcome step for waterways in Melbourne’s west

July 19, 2018

‘Aqua nullius’: Indigenous group fronts River Murray royal commission (NITV)

July 19, 2018

Aust breaching standards: Indigenous group (The Australian)

July 19, 2018

First Nations propose changes to Australia’s Water Act

February 8, 2018

Environmentalists push to protect the Maribyrnong River (Moonee Valley Leader)

January 30, 2018

‘The Franklin would be dammed today’: Australia’s shrinking environmental protections (Guardian Australia)