Have Your Say: Green Wedge Management Plan 2018

The Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge is one of Victoria’s most important assets.

Conservation policies for the Mornington Peninsula’s rural area (the Green Wedge) were first introduced by the State government more than 40 years ago and the special role and character of the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge continues to be highly valued by both the local community and the wider population of Melbourne.

The Green Wedge delivers a range of benefits, including:

  • An area of outstanding natural beauty, diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.
  • Areas of National, State and local conservation significance and habitat value.
  • Great opportunities for informal, outdoor recreation – bushwalking, riding trails, mountain biking, and with a range of State and local parks, including Arthur’s Seat State Park, the Mornington Peninsula National Park, Devil Bend Reserve and Point Nepean.
  • An area of high agricultural value, based on versatile soils and good water supply.
  • An area that supports tourism and leisure based businesses that provide significant recreational and economic benefits to both the local community and to visitors.
  • The Green Wedge is also home to more than 8,500 people and includes a number of small settlements and villages, providing opportunities to live in a rural environment.

Having regard to this range of benefits and the future growth of Melbourne’s population, the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge requires careful planning and management to protect its values for the long term 

Following an initial round of community consultation, the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has now developed the draft Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge Management Plan 2018.

The Plan is now on public exhibition and submissions are invited, with the closing date being Friday 3 August 2018.  See below for details on how to obtain further information and to make a submission.

The Draft Plan can be viewed here: DRAFT Green Wedge Management Plan(PDF, 13MB)

and at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

Drop in information sessions 

Pop down and visit Shire officers at the follow drop in sessions to learn more and have your questions answered.

Tuesday 10 July 2018
Mornington Library – Vancouver St, Mornington 
2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 7.30pm 

Thursday 12 July 2018
 Hastings Community Hub – 1973 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings
2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 18 July 2018 
Main Ridge Community Hall – Main Creek Road, Main Ridge 
2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 7.30pm

Have your say

All previous submissions made during the initial consultation period will also be considered by Council in making a final decision on the Plan. Previous submitters are welcome to provide additional comments during this round also.

Community submissions closes 5pm Friday 3 August 2018. 

If you have any queries please contact the Shire’s Planning Support team on 5950 1010 or email stratplanprojects@mornpen.vic.gov.au

In person: The draft Plan will be also available to view at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville. 

In writing: By email to haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au or alternatively by post: 
 
By post: Attention: Allan Cowley, Re: Green Wedge Management Plan, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

Online:

 
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