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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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New report brings Yarra one step closer to getting the protection it deserves

The Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Yarra River Protection Act has released its discussion paper detailing its ideas for a Yarra River Protection Act. Submissions needed The Yarra River Protection Act offers a once in a generation opportunity to produce world leading…

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Interim planning rules: A good start, but the Yarra River Act will need to go further

New Yarra River protection rules created in January by the Victorian state government have been an important contribution to long-term protection of the Yarra River.

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Yarra Act: Charting a course through the process

Misty Yarra by Ian Penrose

Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeepers Association have rapidly charted a strong course, setting the direction for the proposed Yarra River Protecetion Act. Late in 2015 government established a Ministerial Advisory Committee to develop detailed advice for a Yarra…

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Community groups building their vision for Yarra Act

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.

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The journey toward a modern law for urban rivers: the Act for the Yarra story so far

A quick recap of the progress so far towards a Yarra River Act

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What does our proposal for a co‐design process look like?

Here’s a snapshot – The Government’s commitment to a Yarra River Protection Act is a once in a generation opportunity to enact world class river management legislation for an urban river. In recognition of the iconic nature of the Yarra…

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The Yarra community have their say

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Community vision for the Yarra River – responses from the community forum

This summary explains key themes and ideas derived from the Yarra community forum hosted by Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) and the Yarra Riverkeeper (YRK) on Wednesday 18 June 2015. This document summarises the key features that participants would like to…

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