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.

Initial response to the Draft Central and Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy

October 29, 2021

A new restorative agenda for the Gippsland Lakes

February 1, 2021

Gippsland Lakes Community Workshops

September 30, 2020

Water, Nature and Law in the City

July 3, 2020

Reflections on the Yarra Strategic Plan Inquiry

June 30, 2020

Time to transform the Yarra

May 29, 2020

A bird sitting in a tree

Community win that protects our urban waterways

March 31, 2020

Have your say: Yarra Strategic Plan

February 27, 2020

A busy time for our rivers and waterways

November 29, 2019

Rivers: news and media

October 8, 2021

‘Once in a decade opportunity’ to halt southern Victoria’s water crisis

August 30, 2021

Traditional Owners could achieve water justice in the Murray-Darling Basin for the first time, if government delivers on cultural flows

August 2, 2021

Community alliance warns Victoria could be left high and dry without drastic change to water management

July 30, 2021

Joint statement on the Central and Gippsland Sustainable Water Strategy

June 8, 2021

Submission in response to scoping of environmental assessment for ‘offset’ works on the Murray River floodplain

June 8, 2021

Submission in response to preliminary engagement on the Central and Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy (SWS)