Following the success of first two clean-ups at Burnley, the Yarra Riverkeeper Association is organising a third clean-up between the river and Burnley Harbour on Sunday 4 June from 10am to 1pm. We hope you can come along. Details and bookings here
Two years ago, we called you together to develop a community vision for
the Yarra. Now we are calling you together again to take that vision to the
next stage. The Yarra and its green corridor has come to a turning point.
As Melbourne’s population heads towards 8 million in 2050, pressure is
mounting on one of the city’s most precious natural assets.
Our river deserves modern governance driven by a long-term vision that
is founded on community involvement, a clear strategy that is regularly
reviewed, targets, ongoing monitoring and regular reporting.
Much progress has been in the two years since our first forum. In February,
this year the government announced a Yarra River Action Plan. This
provides the policy foundations for the drafting of a Yarra River (Willip-gin
Birrarung murron) Protection Bill. This Action Plan includes the preparation
of a community vision for our river and a detailed Yarra Strategic Plan.
Community participation will be central to the preparation of both
Join Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeeper to develop
the community vision for the Yarra.
When: 6pm to 8pm
Date: 5 April 2017
Place: The Linen Room
1 St Heliers Street
Following the success of first clean-up at Burnley, the Yarra Riverkeeper Association is organising a second clean-up between the river and Burnley Harbour on Sunday 2 April from 10am to 1pm. We hope you can come along. Details and bookings here.
Do come along on Saturday 11 March 2017 for a guided walk around Studley Park with the Yarra Riverkeeper. Meet at the Studley Park Boathouse at 10.00 am. Spend the next two hours hearing the stories of the River. There are some unsealed, uneven surfaces, and a steepish climb. It is not suitable for strollers or dogs.
The Yarra Riverkeeper Association is organizing a clean-up between the river and Burnley Harbour on Sunday 5 February from 10am to 1pm. We hope you can come along. Details and bookings here. Bookings essential.
Do come along. We would appreciate seeing you there. It is a terrific opportunity to learn about the current work of the Association and to be involved. Christian Taylor will be talking about the Yarra River Photo Survey and Andrew Kelly, the Yarra Riverkeeper, will update us on what is happening with the Yarra River Protection Act Project.
We will be having a stall at the Boroondara Sustainability Festival, so do come along and visit us. Jeminah Reidy from the Association’s committee will be managing our stall. The festival runs from 8am to 1pm on Saturday 17 September 2016 and is being held at Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East (Melway 59 E3).
On 1 July 2016, the Yarra River Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee released the Protecting the Yarra River (Birrarung) Discussion Paper. The discussion paper is the next step in the creation of the Yarra River Protection Act, and is well worth reading – you can find it here.
The Yarra River Protection Act is a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect the Yarra for future generations.
Have your say in our Yarra’s future
Yarra River Protection Ministerial Advisory Committee is seeking public submissions on the future protection of the Yarra. You can make a submission, answer the survey, or suggest an idea for the Victorian Government’s proposed Yarra River Protection Act and Yarra Trust.
Making a submission is easy, but submissions close August 5 – click here to learn more.
Not sure what to submit?
If you’re passionate about protecting the Yarra, but you’re not sure what to submit and don’t want to answer all 11 survey questions – feel free to use the paragraph below:
I want to see the whole Yarra protected. Protected from inappropriate development; its water quality improved, and its unique biodiversity and green spaces preserved for generations to come to enjoy. I support the Yarra Riverkeeper Association’s submission.
Join the Yarra Riverkeeper Association and help protect the Yarra.
The Yarra Riverkeeper Association, along with the Environmental Justice Association has been working to ensure that the Victorian Government delivers the best possible result for the Yarra with the Yarra River Protection Act and Yarra Trust.
You can help the Yarra Riverkeeper Association by becoming a member.
Click here to donate or join the Yarra Riverkeeper Association for as little as $20.