Yarra Falls

The new Yarra River Bill marries an innovative ‘legal rights for nature’ approach with conventional land use planning.

Saturday 20 February saw the first meeting of the Yarra Act Community Committee, attended by Bruce Lindsay from Environmental Justice Australia, Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly, and representatives from local community groups. 

Anyone who lives in Melbourne knows the Yarra River. Home to platypus, kingfishers and galaxia fish, it’s also a place where boaters, fishers, rowers, cyclists and walkers all spend time. The Yarra is Melbourne’s lifeblood.

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