Protecting the Yarra River (Birrarung) Discussion Paper: Guide to submissions for community groups

A platypus in the Yarra River

Introduction The Yarra Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) has recently released its discussion paper on ideas and options for a Yarra River Protection Act. This piece of work is the latest stage in the process toward enactment of this legislation,…

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The Yarra

Misty Yarra by Ian Penrose

The Yarra is one of the last big open spaces available to Melburnians, a living space for nature and people alike. Enjoying the river comes in many forms – walking, cycling, rowing, kayaking, boating, fishing, or just savouring a coffee…

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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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