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Big dip for theme park

Dandenong Journal

Attached is an article from the Dandenong Journal 23 January 2017 entiled 'Big dip for the theme park'. This concerns a planning application for a Chinese theme park in the City of Greater Dandenong Green Wedge. 


Church to 'spoil' Green Wedge

A copy of an story published by the Greater Dandenong Leader newspaper on 16 January 2017 on page 8 entitled "Church to 'spoil' Green Wedge' is attached. 


Bottle shop blow to 'Tully's Shed plans

Southern Peninsula News

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has refused permission for a bottle shop to be added to the sales and restaurant activities at Tully’s Shed, in Moorooduc Highway, Mornington.

The decision follows a site inspection by VCAT senior member Russell Byard who described the “shed” as a supermarket offering goods from around the world.

The decision to not allow the bottle shop can only be overturned by the Supreme Court or VCAT.


Large worship centre application in the South East Green Wedge

Frankson Leader

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.


Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme C143

Dandenong Journal

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.


Proposed Cemetery in the Green Wedge at Heatherton

Moorabbin Kingston Leader

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.


Proposed wholesale fresh produce market

Dandenong Journal

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.


Planning for disaster

Michael Buxton, The Age

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.


Her green vision should be hailed

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.


Please no second sellout

So the opposition is "poised to agree (with state government) on the $2 billion infrastructure tax" that would allow the government to rezone 43,600 ha of Melbourne’s green wedges for suburban development (The Age, 16/4). On the same day, the "Access to senior Libs for sale" report appeared.


Ten months ago, similar reports of ALP fundraising lunches with the Planning Minister and Premier followed the government’s land deal announcement which, if it goes ahead, will destroy the certainty needed for green wedge protection.