Our Yarra river needs more protection as the challenges of an expanding population and a drying climate puts increasing pressure on our waterways. The Yarra Riverkeeper is making five election requests on behalf of our river. Please read and support our election position statement, which is now available here on our website. Please talk to your local member on behalf of our river and please share with friends and colleagues and on social media. In short, we have 5 requests
- From planning to action – implement the Yarra River Action Plan.
Make the Yarra River Planning Controls permanent.
Extend stormwater controls and fund gross pollutant traps.
Increase Yarra environmental water flows to reflect ecological needs.
North East Link & Yarra crossing projects — net gain for environment always.