Issued Friday 15 September 2017
The Draft Casey Western Port Green Wedge Management Plan is now on exhibition following a resolution at the 5 September 2017 Council Meeting.
The Western Port Green Wedge is one of Melbourne’s 12 Green Wedges. The Green Wedges are generally located on the outskirts of Melbourne outside the Urban Growth Boundary, and separate Melbourne’s growth areas. Green Wedges, unlike parks and open spaces, are active, living areas that include agriculture, areas of environmental significance and lifestyle living.
The Draft Casey Western Port Green Wedge Management Plan is a strategic framework that will guide the planning of the southern primarily rural areas of the city over the next 20 years.
City of Casey Mayor Councillor Sam Aziz said that Green Wedges are often subject to intensive pressures for urban development and change, and this strategic document will be vital in assisting us to identify these pressures, and with community input, develop proposals to deal with them.
“The development of this document has been ongoing over the past decade. During this time, we have held three rounds of public consultation, including community workshops, public meetings and public information sessions and have received over 200 submissions. We are now offering people one last chance to review the plan,” said the Mayor.
“The draft plan proposes to separate the Green Wedge into five precincts, provides a basis for where limited additional subdivision could occur, identifies preferred land uses, what type of development should occur, and which areas should be protected for future generations.
“In addition, the plan proposes to amend the Casey Planning Scheme to provide for increased levels of subdivision to occur within Precincts 2 and 3. This is due to the proximity of Precinct 2 to the Urban Growth Boundary and in recognition of Precinct 3’s prevailing subdivision pattern.
“The draft plan also identifies the need to prepare township plans for Pearcedale Township and Tooradin Village. A township plan will also be developed for Cannons Creek.
“I would encourage our residents to review the draft plan during the exhibition period to see what Council will be proposing to the State Government.”
Copies of the Draft Casey Western Port Green Wedge Management Plan can be inspected at Council’s Customer Service Centres at Narre Warren and Cranbourne and on Council’s website at the Current Consultations webpage until 13 November 2017.
Following the public exhibition period Council officers will review all submissions and report them to Council.