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.

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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

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

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)