Environmental Justice Australia

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Melbourne’s residents and tourists will continue to enjoy the benefits of a healthy Yarra River thanks to the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Bill.

A community consultation project led by Environmental Justice Australia and Yarra Riverkeeper Association worked with small grassroots community groups and local residents living along the Yarra River to develop a new management policy to inform the proposed Bill. The project included workshops and discussions around issues relating to biodiversity and environment, land and catchment management, development pressures, and water quantity/flow management.

The Yarra River is now recognised as a single, integrated living entity, to be managed as a single landscape under a 50-year community vision.