BATTLING ON - BROKEN PROMISES AND DASHED HOPES FROM STATE GOVERNMENT
BATTLING ON: BROKEN PROMISES AND DASHED HOPES FROM STATE GOVERNMENT; OPPOSITION PICKS UP THE BATON AND PLEDGES TO SAVE THE CHAIN OF PARKS.
Last year we were enthusiastically waiting to see how the Planning Minister planned to fulfil his promise to improve Planning for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and Agricultural Land, a project that was supposed to implement the State Government's 2018 election promises. We had been encouraged by the government's commitments to “tighten controls to better protect Melbourne’s Green Wedges from over-development,” to improve protection for agricultural land, and to “protect the environment, landscape, agriculture, and rural industry of each area, and put a cap on the size of developments.”
And by another promise to spend $150 million on new parklands, mostly in the Green Wedges, including the Chain of Parks in the Kingston Green Wedge, a green corridor linking the Seaford Wetlands with Mornington and a major park at Sunbury.
But little or none of this has eventuated. (Download the attached pdf for the full report)