Post-Settlement Colonial Heritage

Along the length of the Yarra River, there are many sites of colonial heritage value which are significant to the river’s history. These sites provide a post-settlement narrative of Melbourne’s growth and development history (as well as that of the surrounding rural area). These sites have a Heritage Overlay, which requires a permit from Heritage Victoria (the Victorian Government heritage authority) to demolish or modify the site. There are numerous heritage places along the Yarra River and its parklands. The Victorian Heritage Register lists all sites protected under the Heritage Act 1995.