New initiatives to protect the local environment, a farmers and makers market, support for local business and advocacy to the Victorian Government are just some of the successful outcomes of the 10-year Green Wedge Management Plan.
The plan was endorsed in July 2011 and detailed 84 actions relating to land, biodiversity, water and people in the Green Wedge, or non-urban areas of the City of Whittlesea.
It has now been completed, with a new Green Wedge Management Plan under development.
A summary of the outcomes of the 2011-2021 plan was presented to the 21 February Council Meeting for noting.
Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the achievements over the past 10 years had been significant.
“The Green Wedge is vitally important to the City of Whittlesea from a liveability, economic and environmental perspective. In fact, the Green Wedge represents approximately 61 percent of our municipality,” she said.
“This Green Wedge Management Plan has delivered some important outcomes for our community and will continue to do so.
“And while we reflect on what has been achieved over the past decade, I’m pleased we are now turning our sights to what else we can do over the next 10 years. I look forward to seeing a draft Green Wedge Management Plan shortly that will set us up for further success.”
Highlights of the 2011-21 plan include:
The new Green Wedge Management Plan 2022-32 is being drafted following extensive community consultation last year and will be available for community feedback in the next few months.
Opportunities to have your say on the new Green Wedge Management Plan will be available soon on engage.whittlesea.vic.gov.au