There are more than 16,600 businesses operating in Yarra, making us home to one of the largest economies in metropolitan Melbourne.
Our vision is for Yarra to be recognised as a smart and sustainable city, with vibrant and thriving precincts and an engaged local business community.
Visit our Support for your business during COVID-19 page to learn about support and information on offer for your business during this time.
Precinct activations and economic recovery
We will deliver a number of initiatives over the coming months to support local business to rebound and thrive this summer. This builds on Yarra Council’s existing economic development and recovery programs to support local business and on-the-ground economic recovery.
One package, delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government through its Metropolitan Partnerships Development Fund, will boost local businesses, our arts community and live entertainment scene.
Initiatives in this package include:
- See Northside, which gives local and emerging artists a great opportunity to showcase their talent while helping to create a rich and vibrant atmosphere for local residents and visitors.
- A new digital campaign supporting local business in Nicholson Village.
- A special arts and culture event for younger people to be held in early 2022.
- A new music and entertainment event for Richmond’s Swan Street in 2022.