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  • Hieng Lim from Collingwood Neighbourhood Justice Centre stands in front of a wall

    Back your neighbour: Hieng's story

    Hieng Lim was just eight years old when he fled Cambodia’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. Today, he builds strong, safe and harmonious communities with the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood. We're joining many other Australian councils in supporting the Back Your Neighbour campaign, which tells the stories of people who have found a safer life in Australia and are now giving back to the community.
  • Introducing Thinxtra

    We are installing an independent internet network to connect Yarra Council’s smart technology devices and sensors. This is our first step to becoming a leading Smart City. 
  • Community spaces for shared use

    We are inviting community groups and organisations to submit an Expression of Interest for potential shared access to the large function and meeting spaces at the Hosie Street Community Rooms (Richmond) and the James Loughnan Hall (Richmond) on the days and times when they are currently not being used.
  • Image of various community members completing surveys at pop-up event at Edinburgh Gardens

    Hitting the streets to shape Yarra's future

    Huge turnout for community vision engagement Residents, businesses and visitors have turned out in droves to share their ideas, aspirations and vision for the future during stage one of Yarra’s new community vision. Between November 2020 and January 2021, 1,275 residents, businesses and visitors provided their feedback to the project. Of these people, 44% spoke to us in-person at one of our pop-up events held across Yarra, and 56% engaged online via our Your Say Yarra website. The community vision will guide our planning in Yarra over the next 15 years, as we face challenges like a changing climate and growing population. It was fantastic to see young people so actively engaged in the process, with more 26 to 35-year-olds participating than any other age bracket. We also heard loud and clear from our culturally and linguistically diverse communities, with 20% of people speaking a language other than English at home. The consultation explored five themes important to what kind of future we want for Yarra: • Resilience – what makes a great community in the face of uncertainty? • Our people – how do we make sure we look after everyone in our community? • Spaces and places – who uses council’s buildings and assets now and in 2035? • Sharing our streets – how do we create streets for everyone? • We're different – how do we protect our diverse economy and community? Next steps The feedback collected from the broader community will be considered by a randomly selected panel of residents later this year, who will work together to create the community vision. You’ll be able to read more about the findings of stage one in the coming weeks and months. Visit the project site at, or sign up for our Yarra Life e-news at to stay in the loop!