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.

A new restorative agenda for the Gippsland Lakes

February 1, 2021

Gippsland Lakes Community Workshops

September 30, 2020

Water, Nature and Law in the City

July 3, 2020

Reflections on the Yarra Strategic Plan Inquiry

June 30, 2020

Time to transform the Yarra

May 29, 2020

A bird sitting in a tree

Community win that protects our urban waterways

March 31, 2020

Have your say: Yarra Strategic Plan

February 27, 2020

A busy time for our rivers and waterways

November 29, 2019

Supporting Urban River Advocates

October 30, 2019

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)