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Melbourne's Future Water report “some great ideas: but we still don't need the desal plant or pipeline

Today's release of the Report into Melbourne's Future Water Supply shows a depth of analysis that must give hope to people concerned about sustainable water policy.

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Where to for Victoria's water future?

A brief piece on water supply and party politics.  This image shows the North-South pipeline as it cuts down the Paul's Range, taken from Tarrawarra, in the Yarra Valley. Image: Steve Meacher

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Alternative sources of water for Melbourne

This is the presentation made by Neil Rankine, outlining alternative sources of water to meet our needs now and into the future, without resorting to either the North South pipeline or desalination plant.

It can be found here (powerpoint presentation).

Community action against the pipeline continues - monday Feb 9

This community walk on has been cancelled because of the fires

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Community occupation of the North South pipeline

Friends of the Earth organised a community occupation of the work site on thursday 22 January. We had a small but spirited presence that aimed to raise awareness about the ecological impacts of the pipeline and offer support to rural communities affected by the pipeline.

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The North-South Pipeline: Melbourne - it's time to take a stand!

[February 2011]

Letter in The Weekly Times

The proposal to pump water through the North-South Pipeline to avoid using water from the desalination plant has been rightly rejected by the Victorian water minister Peter Walsh (Pipeline dispute flows on, TWT, 26/1/11).

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North South pipeline rally

Save the Murray
Plug the Pipe

Melbourne’s gateway to the Goulburn and Murray Rivers

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The Barmah Collection: a month of music

Get excited about Thursdays in May... at the Edinburgh Castle in Brunswick you are in for treat with a seductive selection of musical delicacies ranging from ambient pop and acoustic folk to hip-hop
and gypsy punk.

All proceeds go directly to the Barmah-Millewa Campaign, to save
the worldâ??s largest river red gum forest from logging and
achieve land justice for the Yorta Yorta people.

Where: Edinburgh Castle, cnr Sydney Rd and Albion St
When: Thursdays in May. Doors open 8:30pm
How much: $6 / $10

Check out the line-up below. It will be updated weekly. Just click
on a band to sample their tunes...


Thursday 1st May 2008


Dirty Old Dogs

more tbc

Thursday 8th May 2008

"A night of luscious electro acoustics and ambient vision"

Doll Dancing


& Isnod

Visuals by Guy Harris & River

Thursday 15th May 2008


Joelistics (from TZU)

& B12Shot

Thursday 22nd May 2008


more TBC

29th May 2008

Jamie Hay (from Fear
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So get down to the Edinburgh Castle on a Thursday, treat yourself
to a delicious feed from their menu, get a cold beer in one hand
and set back and enjoy a musical soirée. Support the campaign
for Victoriaâ??s first Aboriginal Owned National Park, whilst
enjoying great local music and cuisine!

Managed Investment Schemes Enter Melbourne's Water Supply, Pesticide Risk Exposed

Strawberry crops near Woori Yallock. The person who took this photograph ended up in hospital due to pesticide exposure. For more information click here Woori Yallock.

Goldmines in Melbourne's Water Supplies?

Friends of the Earth today raised concerns about the possibility of gold mining occurring within water supplies that supply Melbournians with drinking water. For background on this issue also see: