Planning and development

We need to engage in long term planning to adapt and develop the City of Yarra to meet changing demands.

We are responsible for applying planning, building and heritage controls through the permit process. We aim to ensure that development in the City of Yarra is suitable, safe, sensitive to the environment and preserves significant heritage areas.

As a part of our strategic planning process, we guide Yarra’s growth to ensure new developments occur in appropriate areas that blends in with the existing character of Yarra, and offers good outcomes for the community.

Our planning regulations are set out in the Yarra Planning Scheme. It ensures that Yarra's unique characteristics are maintained but also caters for an increase in population.

Current major developments 

Permit number Property address Suburb Start date End date
PLN19/0238 81 - 89 Victoria Parade and 8 - 14 Brunswick Street (valued with 115 Victoria Parade) Fitzroy 16 August 2019 16 September 2019
PLN18/0844 60 - 88 Langridge Street and 23 - 45 Waterloo Road Collingwood 01 July 2019 17 July 2019
PLN17/0618 27 - 45 Best Street and 102 - 114 Scotchmer Street Fitzroy North 14 June 2019 15 July 2019
PLN18/0888 411 - 421 Smith Street Fitzroy 24 May 2019 24 June 2019
PLN18/0700 203 - 207 Bridge Road Richmond 01 April 2019 01 May 2019
PLN18/0643 60 - 62 Langridge Street and 23 - 45 Waterloo Road Collingwood 30 January 2019 01 March 2019
PLN18/0570 267 - 271 Queens Parade Fitzroy North 19 December 2018 18 January 2019
PLN18/0712 378 - 380 Smith Street Collingwood 14 December 2018 15 January 2019
PLN18/0584 79 - 89 Wellington Street Collingwood 27 November 2018 05 June 2019
PLN16/0807 33 - 35 Stewart Street Richmond 08 November 2018 26 November 2018
PLN18/0658 2 - 8 Brighton Street and 1 - 3 Wiltshire Street and 5 Little Lesney Street Richmond 01 November 2018 03 December 2018
PLN18/0497 42 - 44 Oxford Street and 61 - 63 Cambridge Street and 16 - 20 Langridge Street Collingwood 23 October 2018 22 November 2018
PLN18/0183 19 Down Street Collingwood 22 October 2018 21 November 2018
PLN18/0442 291 - 295 Swan Street Richmond 04 October 2018 05 November 2018
PLN18/0471 31 - 51 Nelson Street Abbotsford 12 September 2018 12 October 2018
PLN18/0239 12 - 20 Victoria Crescent Abbotsford 01 August 2018 31 August 2018
PLN18/0267 218 - 228 Hoddle Street Abbotsford 25 July 2018 24 August 2018
PLN18/0328 459 - 471 Church Street and 20 - 26 Brighton Street Richmond 19 July 2018 20 August 2018
PLN18/0172 622 - 642 Nicholson Street Fitzroy North 13 July 2018 13 August 2018
PLN18/0002 1 - 3 Harcourt Parade Cremorne 29 June 2018 31 July 2018
PLN18/0072 100 - 102 Islington Street Collingwood 03 May 2018 04 June 2018
PLN17/1061 93 - 97 Webb Street Fitzroy 06 April 2018 08 May 2018
PLN17/1113 81 - 89 Queens Parade Fitzroy North 06 April 2018 08 May 2018
PLN17/1042 368 - 374 Smith Street Collingwood 20 March 2018 20 April 2018
PLN17/0858 582 Heidelberg Road Alphington 01 March 2018 02 April 2018
PLN16/1158 195 Bridge Road Richmond 23 February 2018 12 March 2018
PLN17/1094 195 Lennox Street Richmond 23 February 2018 26 March 2018
PLN17/0948 288 - 296 Johnston Street Abbotsford 21 February 2018 26 March 2018
PLN16/1156 10 - 20 River Boulevard Richmond 19 February 2018 21 March 2018
PLN17/1143 10 - 20 River Boulevard Richmond 19 February 2018 21 March 2018
PLN17/0920 171 Stawell Street and 7 - 9 Kennedy Avenue (Formerly known as 22 Bendigo Street) Richmond 24 January 2018 28 February 2018
PLN17/0766 23 - 29 Bridge Road and 22 Moorhouse Street Richmond 02 January 2018 01 February 2018
PLN17/0040 700 - 718 Heidelberg Road Alphington 14 November 2017 29 November 2017
PLN17/0535 20 - 30 Mollison Street Abbotsford 27 October 2017 29 November 2017
PLN17/0694 11 Brunswick Street Fitzroy 23 October 2017 24 November 2017
PLN17/0512 93 Wellington Street Collingwood 06 October 2017 07 November 2017
PLN17/0389 16A - 17A / 64 Balmain Street Cremorne 29 August 2017 28 September 2017
PLN17/0626 60 - 88 Cremorne Street Cremorne 10 August 2017 12 September 2017
PLN17/0388 175 Burnley Street Richmond 09 August 2017 10 September 2017
PLN17/0370 198 - 242 Burnley Street Richmond 03 August 2017 04 September 2017
PLN17/0332 51 Langridge Street Collingwood 26 July 2017 25 August 2017
PLN16/0922 1 - 57 Wellington Street and 71 - 77 Victoria Parade Collingwood 29 June 2017 29 August 2017
PLN17/0278 506 and 508 - 510 Church Street Cremorne 26 June 2017 26 July 2017
PLN17/0177 57 Balmain Street Cremorne 31 May 2017 30 June 2017
PLN17/0284 12 - 18 Albert Street Richmond 31 May 2017 30 June 2017
PLN16/1050 42 - 44 Oxford Street and 61 - 63 Cambridge Street and 16 Langridge Street Collingwood 10 May 2017 09 June 2017
PLN16/1155 312 - 314 Johnston Street Abbotsford 08 May 2017 08 June 2017
PLN16/1027 242 Bridge Road Richmond 21 April 2017 30 June 2017
PLN16/1070 5 - 9 Alexandra Parade Collingwood 13 April 2017 12 May 2017
PLN16/1028 34 - 36 Nicholson Street Fitzroy 11 January 2017 13 February 2017