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Green Wedges proposed planning scheme amendments - May update

Author: 
Alan Thatcher
12/05/2016
Green Wedges: 

Attached is the May update for proposed planning scheme amendments in the Green Wedge municipalities.

Those proposed amendments that relate directly to the Green Wedge zones are shaded in light blue.

Please note C100 for the Frankston City Planning Scheme is for a review of the planning scheme and offers the opportunity for GWC members to have their say about the future direction for land use and development in the municipality.

Green Wedges proposed planning scheme amendments

Author: 
Alan Thatcher
12/04/2016
Green Wedges: 

Proposed planning scheme amendments

Purpose

The purpose of this listing of proposed planning scheme amendments (attached as a pdf file) is to alert your groups to any proposed land use changes in your municipal planning scheme that may be of concern to your organisation for the future of the Green Wedges.. And assist in pointing your organisation to the appropriate sources of information and most importantly timelines. Please forward this information to any groups as you think appropriate.

Introduction

Future directions - GWC website update March 2016

Author: 
Alan Thatcher
29/03/2016
Subject: 
Green Wedges: 

Louis Delacretaz has done an excellent job redesigning the  new look Green Wedge Coalition website. 

I have attached my first 'Future directions website update. This is the same document that was circulated to you earlier by Rosemary West in a request for information on activities from member groups.

The purpose of this document is three fold, to identify:

1. Overall priority issues

Plan Melbourne Discussion Paper (2015)

The future of the Green Wedges is vital to the quality of life andthe reputation of Melbourne asone of the world’s most liveable cities.

Yet the Green Wedges are in danger of disappearing from both the ongoing encroachment ofurban development and more insidiously a gradual increase in built development under uses permissible under existing nonurban zoning. These could lead to ‘death by a thousand cuts’.

Saturday, 12 September, 2015

HOW TO VOTE TO SAVE GREEN WEDGES IN THE STATE OF UNCERTAINTY

At our recent electoral forum on planning policies for Green Wedges, the ALP and Greens Planning Spokespersons Brian Tee and Greg Barber both provided strong commitments to protect Melbourne’s Green Wedges by opposing any further expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary(UGB).  The Planning Minister Matthew Guy has matched that commitment, though he declined our invitation to address our forum (which we combined with the AGM), after initially agreeing to attend. 

RALLY TO STOP THE PLANNING DISASTER

Matthew Guy is proposing planning changes that would “urbanise” ​​our precious green wedges by allowing schools, medical centres, service stations, hotels, shops and other suburban facilities to be built anywhere across the countryside.

 

20/11/2012

Submission to the planning zones review

1. Background: Green Wedges and the role of the Green Wedges Coalition

 

 The 1968-71 metropolitan planning process officially established nine Green Wedges as non-urban zones between Melbourne's main urban development corridors. It outlined acceptable non-urban uses, including recreation, flora and fauna conservation. landscape protection, resource utilization and farming. The protection of public land and of public open space is integral to the first two of these uses, but not necessarily to the others.

 

Saturday, 29 September, 2012

Melbourne already has 30 years of land supply but Ted Baillieu and Matthew Guy want more.

HOPES have faded that the Baillieu government would continue the moderate approach to land use of former premier Sir Rupert Hamer. Instead this is government in the Jeff Kennett style.

The Baillieu administration is rushing to change the Victorian planning system, with radical deregulation changing Melbourne irrevocably for the worse.

15/07/2012

NEW GOVERNMENT LAND GRAB TO BENEFIT DEVELOPERS, UNFETTERED URBAN SPRAWL DESTROYING MELBOURNE'S GREEN WEDGES

Author: 
Rosemary West

In the latest assault on Melbourne’s green wedges, Planning Minister Matthew Guy plans to take another 6000 ha from the green wedges to give Melbourne more urban sprawl and to concrete over more fertile farmland and environmentally significant wetlands, grasslands and woodlands.

Mary Delahunty should be remembered not for her occasional frustration with anti-development groups (''Delahunty memoir reveals developer sway on planning'', 22/8) but for her historic vision and the green wedges protection policy she developed with the backing of then premier Steve Bracks in 2002.

29/08/2010

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