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.”
Minister Lily D'Ambrosio's announcement Protecting our iconic Yarra River.
Explore the State of the Yarra and its Parklands report
Did you know that Victoria is one of only two jurisdictions in Australia (the other being the ACT) with an independent Commissioner charged with periodic State of the Environment reporting? Read about Victoria’s Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability.