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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

Attached is a copy of an article in the Frankston Leader newspaper of 9th May 2016 reporting on a planning application by the Radha Soami Satsang Beas for a large worship centre in the South East Green Wedge.

09/05/2016

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

Rezone push for more green wedge changes

This is a copy of an article that appeared on page 3 of the Dandenong Journal on 11 April 2106 and a push by some objectors to the proposed C143 planning scheme amendment for among other things a Chinese theme park, a housing estate and industrial development.

11/04/2016

A copy of an article on a proposal for a new cemetery in the Kingston Green Wedge was published in the Moorabbin Kingston Leader newspaper on 23 September 2015. For further information go to the Articles section of this website.

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

Attached is an artcile reproduced from the Dandenong Journal of 21 March 2016 containing reporting on a proposed wholesale fresh produce market in the Green Wedge and dissent to the project.

21/03/2016

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

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