Planning for Yarra’s future

Yarra is a changing city. Our population is expected to grow by 27,000 people in the next 14 years, and many of these people will live in new apartment buildings.

Growth and new building development can be challenging for our community. For some people, the rate of growth can seem too fast. We hear from residents who are concerned that new development will affect their property or impact upon the look and feel of their neighbourhood.

For others, new development can offer positive opportunities for more sustainable living and affordable housing close to the city.

We are responsible for important decisions about development in Yarra. Our role is to guide Yarra’s growth to ensure new housing occurs in appropriate areas that blends in with the existing character of Yarra, and offers good outcomes for the community.

Strategic planning prepares plans and strategies that help guide future development in Yarra.

  • Yarra Planning Scheme and amendments

    Find out information about our planning scheme and amendments to it.

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  • Current projects

    These projects help us and plan for the future.

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  • Adopted strategies and plans

    Here are the strategies which help guide Yarra’s future

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  • Community infrastructure planning

    Read more about how we plan for the future needs of our community

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  • Managing growth

    Find out how we are managing future growth in Yarra

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  • North East Link project

    Yarra Council has responded to the Victorian Government’s proposal to connect the M80 Ring Road to the Eastern Freeway.

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