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Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme C143 - update 4 June 2106

Author: 
Defenders of the South East Green Wedge

Update:

The Greater Dandenong Council has advised that the Council will be considering a report about submissions received on Amendment C143 at its Ordinary Meeting of the Council on Tuesday 14 June 2016.

A copy of the report will be available on Friday 10 June at all of the Council's customer service centres or on the Council website at www.greaterdandenong.com/document/25/council-meetings

04/06/2016

Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme C143

Author: 
Defenders of the South East Green Wedge

Dandenong Planning Scheme Amendment C143

This Amendment is designed to implement the recommendations of Dandenong Council’s commendable Green Wedge Management Plan to protect and improve the Green Wedge.

The Amendment was placed on public exhibition in Feb ’16 and invited comments until 7 Mar ‘16.  A planning panel will consider the amendment next July and will take submissions in writing or in person.  The panel’s report will go to Dandenong Council and then to the Minister for Planning for his decision.

11/04/2016

Proposed Cemetery in the Green Wedge at Heatherton

Author: 
Defenders of the South East Green Wedge

Proposed Cemetery in the Green Wedge at Heatherton

The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (the Trust) has a proposal for a 130 hectare cemetery in the Green Wedge at Heatherton.  Unfortunately, the proposal will result in the conversion of most of the best market garden land in the City of Kingston.

11/04/2016

The Future of the Green Wedges and the importance of agriculture

Author: 
Alan Thatcher

This is a copy of an article that I preared for Planning News the regular publication of the Planning Institute of Australia, Victorian Division, in March 2015 edition. It discusses the importance of agricultural land use to the future strategic planning for the Green Wedges.

The future of the Green Wedges

07/04/2016

Green Wedges Coalition - overall priority issues and actions

Author: 
Green Wedges Coalition

The Green Wedge Coalition (GWC) in its submission to the State Government on Plan Melbourne Refresh Discussion Paper (October 2015) strongly asserted that what is needed in revision of Plan Melbourne for the future of the Green Wedges is:

04/04/2016

Why UGB expansion plans are seriously flawed: analysis by Jenni Bundy

The Melbourne @ 5 Million documents and consequent plan to expand the UGB to provide further green-field residential land from Green Wedges, announced in December 2009, are based on incorrect and deeply flawed land supply estimates. These invalid figures are the basis upon which the Government has deemed it necessary to move the UGB.

The figures require amendment and other relevant planning and particularly, economic factors require re-examination.

Black Saturday: Remembering Jenni Bundy and Jenny Barnett

The Green Wedges Coalition would like to acknowledge the great work for Green Wedges  and the great loss to Green Wedges of our members Jenni Bundy, who perished at St Andrews and Jenny Barnett, who perished with her husband John at Steels Creek on Black Saturday, ten years ago today. Jenny Barnett was a keen and knowledgeable environmentalist who loved the bush and generally attended our meetings with Andrew Booth, Jenni Bundy was Kahn Franke’s right hand in the Green Wedge Protection Group and was enthusiastic about the VPPs. We think of them both today with grief and admiration.

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Save Coomoora Reserve Coalition

Author: 
Damon Anderson, SCRC

Are you aware that VicRoads plans to bulldoze much of Coomoora Woodland Flora and Fauna Reserve in Keysborough soon to make way for the Dingley Bypass?

State Government gives green light to bypass environmental protection

A devastating blow has just been dealt to Coomoora Woodland Flora & Fauna Reserve and environmental conservation in metropolitan Melbourne by the State Government. The Minister responsible for administering the Environmental Effects Act 1978, Justin Madden has decided that no Environmental Effects Statement (EES) is required for the Dingley Arterial Project.

Coomoora Nature Reserve facing imminent threat of destruction

Author: 
SCRC

As the threat posed by the VicRoads Dingley Arterial Project to the Coomoora Woodland Flora & Fauna Reserve looms large and ever closer, Keysborough residents and concerned citizens have formed a coalition to protect the local community, environmental and cultural heritage values of the affected area.

The VicRoads Dingley Arterial Project involves the construction of a four-lane, 3.5km dual-carriage extension of the existing Westall Road extension, from Springvale Road to the Dandenong Bypass.

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