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.

Yarra Act: Charting a course through the process

March 22, 2016

Community groups building their vision for Yarra Act

February 22, 2016

World Wetlands Day: 2 February

February 2, 2016

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New report: Yarra river left swimming in bureaucracy

November 11, 2015

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Yarra River: Community have their say

April 2, 2015

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Yarra River: New report highlights problems

March 17, 2015

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Water citizenship: advancing community involvement in water governance

January 23, 2015

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Why the Yarra needs a Yarra River Protection Act

January 13, 2015

MLDRIN gathering on the Murrumbidgee River

Aboriginal water rights: Legal Analysis of submissions to Review of the Water Act

November 20, 2014

Rivers: news and media

December 14, 2018

A new deal for the rivers and waterways of Melbourne’s west

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)