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.

An update on our work protecting rivers

August 30, 2019

We should spend less on freeways – and more on our waterways

May 14, 2019

Image Lollipop Creek

Have your say on Melbourne’s rivers

May 3, 2019

Response to the State of the Yarra report

March 29, 2019

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

Rivers: news and media

November 7, 2019

Protecting and restoring the rivers of the Barwon (Barra Wallee Yulluk) system

March 25, 2019

Join submission to the Draft Northern Victoria Water Resource Plan

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)