Green Wedge Management Plan Review

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Background

Council has recently reviewed its Green Wedge Management Plan and we want to know what you think of the new draft plan, which is included in the document library to the right. This consultation period is open until 6 May.

The plan identifies the values and features of our Green Wedge, the needs of the local community, the preferred future land use and the environmental and natural resources that should be protected.


What is the Green Wedge?

The Kingston Green Wedge is non-urban land that extends roughly from Karkarook Park in the north, to Braeside Park in the south, and includes two small areas of land in Aspendale Gardens and Patterson Lakes. Please see below a map of Kingston's Green Wedge.

The Green Wedge provides:

  • Agricultural and horticultural areas
  • Open spaces
  • Natural habitats for plants and animals
  • Recreation opportunities.



What is the Green Wedge Management Plan?

The Kingston Green Wedge Management Plan was first developed in 2012 and provides a clear 20-year action plan, including regulatory and non-regulatory measures in relation to uses and development likely to be supported in the Green Wedge, environmental enhancements and sustainable practices.

Kingston’s current plan has been a valuable guide for Council since 2012, however, a lot has happened since then and it is time to refresh the plan.

The Agricultural Preservation and Strengthening Strategy was used as background when developing the Draft Green Wedge Management Plan. You can download the strategy in the document library.


Key changes

The review was carried out to be consistent with State Government policies for Green Wedges. It does not propose to change the existing Green Wedge to urban zones or recommend changes to include land within the Urban Growth Boundary. What it does do is recommend moving the Urban Growth Boundary to include two sites within the Green Wedge due to their environmental value, as well as correct existing inappropriate zoning anomalies within Kingston’s Green Wedge. The main updates made in the review include:

  • Reinforces Council's position that the planned location of the Suburban Rail Loop train stabling yards at the Delta site in Heatherton is unacceptable.
  • Inclusion of Council-endorsed Chain of Parks Masterplan prepared by Land Projects Pty Ltd and the Biodiversity and Habitat Connectivity Concepts, 2020 completed by Practical Ecology.
  • Progress of Chain of Parks and multipurpose pedestrian, cyclist and equestrian trail linking Karkarook Park to Braeside Park.
  • Significant progress made in closing landfill sites and their rehabilitation.
  • Proposed Purple Pipe (recycled water) project.
  • Completion of the Dingley bypass and construction of Mordialloc Freeway.
  • Changes in State Government policy including reformed rural zones, the introduction of Plan Melbourne 2017- 2050 and the introduction of Planning Practice Note 62: Green Wedge Planning Provision.
  • Amendment C143 which rezoned the northern section of land off Kingston and Heatherton Roads from Special Use Zone Schedule 2 to Green Wedge A Zone to prohibit landfill and materials recycling.
  • Updates to the Action Plan including removing completed actions and adding new actions.


Have your say

We want to know what you think of the Draft Kingston Green Wedge Management Plan. You can share your views by:

  • Providing us with feedback, below. You have until 6 May to let us know what you think.
  • Making a further submission by emailing strategic.planning@kingston.vic.gov.au, or mailing Strategic Planning, PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194.

Contact us

If you have questions about the project, contact the project team at strategic.planning@kingston.vic.gov.au, phone 9581 4713, or mail Strategic Planning, PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194. If you require the Translating and Interpreting Service, contact 9581 4617.

Background

Council has recently reviewed its Green Wedge Management Plan and we want to know what you think of the new draft plan, which is included in the document library to the right. This consultation period is open until 6 May.

The plan identifies the values and features of our Green Wedge, the needs of the local community, the preferred future land use and the environmental and natural resources that should be protected.


What is the Green Wedge?

The Kingston Green Wedge is non-urban land that extends roughly from Karkarook Park in the north, to Braeside Park in the south, and includes two small areas of land in Aspendale Gardens and Patterson Lakes. Please see below a map of Kingston's Green Wedge.

The Green Wedge provides:

  • Agricultural and horticultural areas
  • Open spaces
  • Natural habitats for plants and animals
  • Recreation opportunities.



What is the Green Wedge Management Plan?

The Kingston Green Wedge Management Plan was first developed in 2012 and provides a clear 20-year action plan, including regulatory and non-regulatory measures in relation to uses and development likely to be supported in the Green Wedge, environmental enhancements and sustainable practices.

Kingston’s current plan has been a valuable guide for Council since 2012, however, a lot has happened since then and it is time to refresh the plan.

The Agricultural Preservation and Strengthening Strategy was used as background when developing the Draft Green Wedge Management Plan. You can download the strategy in the document library.


Key changes

The review was carried out to be consistent with State Government policies for Green Wedges. It does not propose to change the existing Green Wedge to urban zones or recommend changes to include land within the Urban Growth Boundary. What it does do is recommend moving the Urban Growth Boundary to include two sites within the Green Wedge due to their environmental value, as well as correct existing inappropriate zoning anomalies within Kingston’s Green Wedge. The main updates made in the review include:

  • Reinforces Council's position that the planned location of the Suburban Rail Loop train stabling yards at the Delta site in Heatherton is unacceptable.
  • Inclusion of Council-endorsed Chain of Parks Masterplan prepared by Land Projects Pty Ltd and the Biodiversity and Habitat Connectivity Concepts, 2020 completed by Practical Ecology.
  • Progress of Chain of Parks and multipurpose pedestrian, cyclist and equestrian trail linking Karkarook Park to Braeside Park.
  • Significant progress made in closing landfill sites and their rehabilitation.
  • Proposed Purple Pipe (recycled water) project.
  • Completion of the Dingley bypass and construction of Mordialloc Freeway.
  • Changes in State Government policy including reformed rural zones, the introduction of Plan Melbourne 2017- 2050 and the introduction of Planning Practice Note 62: Green Wedge Planning Provision.
  • Amendment C143 which rezoned the northern section of land off Kingston and Heatherton Roads from Special Use Zone Schedule 2 to Green Wedge A Zone to prohibit landfill and materials recycling.
  • Updates to the Action Plan including removing completed actions and adding new actions.


Have your say

We want to know what you think of the Draft Kingston Green Wedge Management Plan. You can share your views by:

  • Providing us with feedback, below. You have until 6 May to let us know what you think.
  • Making a further submission by emailing strategic.planning@kingston.vic.gov.au, or mailing Strategic Planning, PO Box 1000, Mentone 3194.

Contact us

If you have questions about the project, contact the project team at strategic.planning@kingston.vic.gov.au, phone 9581 4713, or mail Strategic Planning, PO Box 1000, Mentone VIC 3194. If you require the Translating and Interpreting Service, contact 9581 4617.

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