Rivers and Wetlands

Yarra reflaction

EJA's Bruce Lindsay explains why the new Yarra legislation is such an important advance.

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Bad news for Victoria’s internationally recognised wetlands and how they are managed.

This is your chance to have a say in the laws governing the Yarra River. Submissions on the Yarra River Protection Act are now being taken. Submissions close on 5 August 2016.

Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeepers Association have rapidly charted a strong course, setting the direction for the proposed Yarra River Protecetion Act.

Our rivers are the lifeblood of our land, providing life giving water to plants and animals across Australia. Our wetlands are crucial habitat for migratory birds and vital nurseries for many other species. We work with communities to ensure citizens have input into what’s decided about our rivers and wetlands.

Reports and Submissions

Title Date

One step closer to a Yarra River (Birrarung) Protection Act

14/03/2017

Protecting the Yarra River (Birrarung): Discussion Paper

04/08/2016

The Future of the Yarra

14/07/2016

Yarra River protection and management

16/03/2016

Toward a Yarra River Protection Act

09/03/2016

Let's Act for the Yarra

22/04/2015

Water citizenship - Advancing community involvement in water governance in Victoria

23/01/2015

Aboriginal water rights: Legal analysis of submissions to the Review of the Commonwealth Water Act

20/11/2014

Healthy water ecosystems: community involvement in water governance

23/04/2014

Water Bill Exposure Draft

11/02/2014

ANEDO submission EPBC water trigger Draft Significant Impact Guidelines

01/07/2013

Submission to Inquiry into Rural Drainage in Victoria

20/12/2012

Submission - Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications: Water Amendment(Long Term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012

17/12/2012

Submission on Water Amendment (Long Term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012

01/10/2012

VEAC Marine Investigation

03/07/2012

Submission on the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan

16/04/2012

Murray-Darling Basin Plan and Water Act (Cth)

03/11/2011

Reforming the Environmental Water Reserve: How amending Victoria's Water Act could restore river health

03/11/2011

Submission to Senate inquiry into Provisions of the Water Act 2007

24/03/2011

Submission on the Guide to the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan

01/12/2010

ANEDO Submission on the Development of Sustainable Diversion Limits for the Murray-Darling Basin

23/12/2009

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