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A waterway management act? Options for reforming the legislation governing riparian land in Victoria

21/02/2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is an Act for managing coasts, forests and roads. So should we have a waterway management Act?

Riparian land law in Victoria is complex. The Land Act, the Water Act, the Crown Land (Reserves) Act, the Planning and Environment Act, the Environment Protection Act, the Fences Act, the Aboriginal Heritage Act and the Impounding of Livestock Act are just some of the pieces of legislation that relate to riparian land. Is there a more effective, or more rational way to legislate for our riparian land?

The River Basin Management Society is pleased to present our first seminar for 2013; a forum which will explore options for reforming the legislation which governs riparian land in Victoria.

The seminar will be hosted by the RBMS President, Geoff Vietz with the following guests:

  • David Gabriel-Jones – Principal, The Public Land Consultancy
  • Rob Steel – President, Institutrion of Surveyors, Victoria


About our presentors:

David established The Public Land Consultancy in 2000, and counts its 2008 report ‘A Review of the Management of Riparian Land in Victoria’ as one of the most important pieces of work it has undertaken.  Previously, David had 18 years experience in the Department of Sustainability and Environment, its predecessors and related agencies. He holds qualifications in Civil Engineering and Public Policy.

Rob is a Licenced Surveyor now in private practice, but with a strong background in the public sector.  He held management positions in the Catchment & Water Services and Public Land Management portfolios of the Department of Sustainability and Environment.  He worked on secondment as the Water Manager for the North East Catchment Management Authority for 12 months.


Ovens River near Mulwalla


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Theatre 2 – Basement
221 Bouverie St
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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