Plants and Animals

Close up of a possumAlthough Yarra is an inner city area, it still exhibits a diverse and significant biodiversity.

Biodiversity is the variety of all living things – plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genes and the ecosystems in which they exist.

Council is working to protect the biodiversity of Yarra. Find out about our programs to eradicate environmental weeds, protect remnant vegetation and encourage native wildlife.

Find out more about protecting urban wildlife in Yarra

Find out more about conserving indigenous plants in Yarra.

Protection of Biodiversity

The Yarra Planning Scheme contains a local policy to encourage the protection of local biodiversity and the few remaining sites of our natural heritage.

 pdf format Protection of Biodiversity - Yarra Planning Scheme (55.75kB)


Further information
Justin Hanrahan
Manager Open Space & Recreation
9205 5720

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