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Business View Australia - November-December 2015


Hill. The city enjoys the advantage of

being situated just five kilometres

from the centre of Melbourne.

Created in June 1994 following the

Victorian Government’s restructure of

local government, thenewmunicipality

of Yarra merged the former councils

of Collingwood, Richmond, Fitzroy

(including North Carlton) and parts of

Northcote (Alphington and Fairfield).

Yarra Council has been playing a

stellar role in providing services

to its residents. It manages a wide

range of infrastructure and is in the

forefront of a number of initiatives

that are a first, not only in Victoria,

but nationwide. It is guided by the

Council Plan 2013-17, a strategic

document that lays down a medium

to long term vision for how Council

will meet the growing demands for

its services.

AT A GLANCE WHO: City of Yarra WHAT: Yarra’s suburbs have a rich and varied history which is reflected in the city’s built form, natural environment and diverse community composition. WHERE: Richmond 3121, Australia WEBSITE:

are located here, along with shopping

strips and entertainment precincts

for which the area is famous.

There are more than 230 hectares

of open spaces in Yarra including the

famous Edinburgh Gardens in North

Fitzroy and Darling Gardens in Clifton