Temporary new rules relating to building height and setback requirements are now in place along a key section of Melbourne’s Yarra River as the Victorian government moves to protect the river from what it refers to as ‘inappropriate’ development.

In his latest announcement, Acting Planning Minister Tim Pallas said the state government had approved a request by the City of Yarra to amend its planning scheme and apply interim controls in order to protect the stretch of the river which lies within its boundaries from the Darebin Creek near…