160 community & environment groups across Melbourne have formed a coalition to protect Melbourne's green wedges. We regard maintaining the green wedges for future generations as a yardstick for our generation's commitment to developing a sustainable city in a sustainable world.

Yarra Ranges Shire proposed planning scheme amendment C148

Author: 
Green Wedge Coalition

The Green Wedge Coalition sees one of the major threats to the future of the Green Wedges as being a ‘death by a thousand cuts’. This refers to increasing evidence of planning applications that seek to enable uses that tip the balance from an open rural landscape to an urban built environment.

Each individual planning application may seem relatively innocuous but the cumulative impact of many similar planning decisions over time will see the loss of the Green Wedges.

Thursday, 1 December, 2016

City of Greater Dandenong C143 Implementation of the Greater Dandenong Green Wedge Management Plan

Author: 
Defenders of the South East Green Wedge

In late October Planning Panels Victoria held a planning hearing to address the proposed Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme Amendment C143: South East Green Wedge Management Plan 2014.

Wednesday, 2 November, 2016

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

Author: 
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.

04/08/2016

Bottle shop blow to 'Tully's Shed plans

Author: 
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.

02/08/2016

Plan Melbourne refresh - submissions analysis May 2016

Author: 
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.

27/06/2016

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

Large worship centre application in the South East Green Wedge

Author: 
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.

09/05/2016

Greater Dandenong Planning Scheme C143

Author: 
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.

11/04/2016

Proposed Cemetery in the Green Wedge at Heatherton

Author: 
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.

11/04/2016

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

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