Expanded controls on development along the Yarra River

Government Policy & Announcements
City of Melbourne councillor Nicholas Reece has welcomed the Yarra River planning overhaul.CREDIT:LUIS ASCUI

Expanded controls on development along the Yarra River have been announced as recommended in the State of the Yarra and its Parklands Report (2018).

“The planning controls follow an interim measure the Andrews government introduced in 2017 to replace "inconsistent" overlays for the Yarra River in various municipalities, then a 2019 report by Victoria's Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability that recommended the government combat "inappropriate development" along the riverbank.”

Read more on the announcement: Yarra River 'safeguarded' against overdevelopmentSumeyya Ilanbey, The Age, 22.6.2020

Minister Lily D'Ambrosio's announcement Protecting our iconic Yarra River

Explore the State of the Yarra and its Parklands report here.

Cover of State of the Yarra and its Parklands