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New outdoor smoking bans

30 March 2015

The Victorian Government is introducing new outdoor smoking bans from 13 April 2015 which prohibit smoking within four metres of the entrance to all childcare centres, kindergartens, pre schools, primary schools and secondary schools in the state.

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  • New Cardboard Compactor to boost recycling at Yarra’s Clifton Hill Depot

    24 March 2015

    A state-of-the-art cardboard compactor, which will boost recycling of cardboard, help to reduce the amount of cardboard litter and cut the number of cardboard collection trucks on our roads, is being commissioned on Thursday, 26 March by the Yarra City Council.

  • Cultural Diversity Week

    Celebrating our diverse culture

    16 March 2015

    To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week (17 - 21 March) Council is holding a free multicultural lunch at Richmond Town Hall on Tuesday 17 March from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

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    Yarra Senior Ambassadors Program

    3 March 2015

    Yarra City Council is piloting a new program that aims to increase community participation by older residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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    Have your say on Alphington’s future

    2 March 2015

    Council is urging the community to have its say on a development plan that would transform the former Amcor paper mill site in Alphington into a mini-suburb for thousands of new residents.

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    Communities that Care Program Launch

    18 February 2015

    Yarra Council along with a range of local government agencies, service providers and schools is launching the Yarra Communities that Care (CTC) program on 19 February 2015.

  • Smart, vibrant, local – Yarra’s economic plan

    11 December 2014

    Cultivating Yarra’s ‘knowledge economy’ and emerging creative industries will be key to building a thriving and resilient local economy over the next five years, according to Council’s newly adopted Economic Development Strategy 2015-20.

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  • Youth Holiday Program

    Yarra Youth Services has a range of fun-filled activities for young people these school holidays.


    Celebrate National Youth Week (13-20 April) with Yarra Youth Services

  • An Evening with Kate Grenville

    One of Australia’s best-loved and admired authors, Kate Grenville has published eight novels, several of which have been adapted for film.

  • Bridge Road Film Festival

    Richmond’s Bridge Road Film Festival is back for another year, showing big screen classics at Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Road). Enjoy a pre-film drink or stay on for dinner at one of Bridge Road’s many dining spots.

  • Parenting Sessions

    Yarra’s Maternal Child Health Service offers a range of free and low cost parenting sessions for families. For full details, visit

  • Centenary of Anzac Day

    Yarra has a full program of free community events to celebrate the centenary of Anzac Day, including: exhibitions, film screenings and a commemorative ceremony.

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