Plants and Animals
Although 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.
Protection of Biodiversity - Yarra Planning Scheme (55.75kB)
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