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.