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 River: Community have their say

Yarra River: Community have their say

April 2, 2015

Yarra River: New report highlights problems

Yarra River: New report highlights problems

March 17, 2015

Water citizenship: advancing community involvement in water governance

Water citizenship: advancing community involvement in water governance

January 23, 2015

Why the Yarra needs a Yarra River Protection Act

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

Should rivers and forests have rights of their own?

Should rivers and forests have rights of their own?

October 12, 2014

Healthy water ecosystems: exploring community involvement in water governance

Healthy water ecosystems: exploring community involvement in water governance

April 22, 2014

Victoria’s new water laws downgrade the environment

Victoria’s new water laws downgrade the environment

January 24, 2014

EDO embarks on project to investigate community participation in managing water resources

EDO embarks on project to investigate community participation in managing water resources

December 18, 2013

Rivers: news and media

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)

July 19, 2018

First Nations propose changes to Australia’s Water Act