yarra riverkeeper and EJA

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Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeeper’s Association are working with stakeholders and the Melbourne community to ensure the Yarra legislation provides a fantastic future for the Yarra, through a designed solution that will encompass people’s vision for the river….

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Threats to the Yarra

Overdevelopment Management of development along the Yarra has become more controversial as Melbourne’s population has grown and density of development has increased. There are competing pressures in these areas between residential and commercial development, and the desire for open space…

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New Laws Needed

Just before Victoria’s state election, the ALP promised to introduce a Yarra River Protection Act, along with a trust to guard the river corridor from inappropriate development and promote the river’s amenity and significance. Successive governments have realised that the…

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New report charts the way to a better future for the Yarra

Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeeper have published a new report, The future of the Yarra.

Yarra river left swimming in bureaucracy

11 November 2015 A new report shows that four decades of planning and policy for the Yarra is failing to deliver better planning outcomes for the river, as the Yarra is squeezed by overdevelopment along its banks. The report, Charting…

Call for Yarra River protection

Dockland News A report released last month has called on the State Government to introduce a new governance structure to protect the Yarra River. The Let’s Act for the Yarra report released by Yarra Riverkeepers and Environmental Justice Australia last…

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New report charts the way to a better future for the Yarra

Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeeper have published a new report, The future of the Yarra.

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Yarra River protection and management

Options for a legislative scheme On 20 February 2016, Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) and the Yarra Riverkeeper Association (YRKA) convened a workshop for community groups and environmental organisations as part of a joint project on community participation in design of…

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Toward a Yarra River Protection Act

Beginning a journey of community design The Victorian government has committed to enacting a new law for the Yarra – a Yarra River Protection Act. Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) and the Yarra Riverkeeper Association (YRKA) have joined to work on…

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