Landuse Planning

GWC Bulletin No 1 - 20 Feb 2018

Green Wedges Coalition

Green Wedges Coalition - a vision for Melbourne

Bulletin No 1 – 20 February 2018

This is an occasional publication to highlight issues of major importance to the future of the Green Wedges and is also posted on the organisation’s website at




Unsustainable Intensive Animal Production

Christine Pruneau

This is a keynote address prepsented at the Green Wedges Coalition AGM on 7 December 2017 and a copy is attached as a pdf.


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. 


Land Use Planning - Case Study 1

Alan Thatcher
Green Wedges: 

Land use planning decisions have an enormous impact on the future protection of the Green Wedges. Such decsions determine all land use and development in the Green Wedges. At one level are proposed amendments to planning schemes. These include major decisions on any proposed changes to zoning and directions for the interpretation of planning policy both by the State Government and municipal councils. At the highest level they can involve issues relating to the urban growth boundary but are more often relate to issues of potential for urbanisation to impact on the Green Wedges.

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.


Proposals for built development threatens the Frankston section of the South East Green Wedge

Defenders of the South East Green Wedge

On 18 July Frankston Council approved plans for a very large double storey ‘place of worship’ on the corner of Boundary and Frankston Dandenong Roads, Carrum Downs, in the South East Green Wedge. The complex also includes two ancillary buildings, a guest house, a caretaker's house and a barn, with a combined footprint exceeding that of the Bunnings Frankston building.


South East Green Wedge - VCAT hearing

Defenders of the South East Green Wedge
Green Wedges: 

Since 2001, the Defenders of the South East Green Wedge have presented to the Victorian Civic and Administrative Tribunal on matters relating to objections to the proposed approval of planning permits that were deemed to have a detrimental impact on the Green Wedges. A lsit of the 28 planning applications addressed from 2001 - 2015 are attached.

This summary decribes the style of development being proposed and the success or otherwise of the appeal.

Plan Melbourne refresh - submissions analysis May 2016

Green Wedge Coalition

Plan Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Strategy Submissions Analysis - May 2016

This following documentation is a direct extraction of content from the State Government’s recently released Plan Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Strategy Submissions Analysis May 2016 relevant to the issues of the Green Wedge Coalition as detailed in our submission to Plan Melbourne refresh process made in December last year.

This report was independently prepared for the State Government by Capire Consulting.


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.


Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme C143 - update 4 June 2106

Defenders of the South East Green Wedge


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



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