The Green Wedge Management Plan identifies a vision and recommends actions for the sustainable use of Whittlesea’s rural land.
The Victorian Government is carrying out a Green Wedge and Agricultural Land review and has released a consultation paper outlining proposed changes to strengthen the protection of Green Wedges and agricultural land.
In February 2021, Whittlesea Council endorsed a formal submission to the review.
You can read the submission below.
The current Green Wedge Management Plan 2011-2021 ended in 2021. Council is currently reviewing the document with the aim of developing a new plan to guide the future direction of Whittlesea’s Green Wedge.
Translations of the Green Wedge Management Plan are available upon request.
There were 84 actions set out in the Whittlesea Green Wedge Management Plan 2011–2021, and every one of them has now been commenced.
Of these actions, 49 have been completed, five are still underway and 30 are ongoing changes to the way we work, including networking with the local Aboriginal community and rural communities, providing business support to help keep farmers on the land, and partnering with community groups to better care for our waterways and environment.
Here are just some of the initiatives already championed under the Green Wedge Management Plan:
You are invited to help us plan better for the ongoing sustainability and prosperity of our Green Wedge Areas by participating in the Green Wedge Management Plan Review.
Translations are available upon request.
The Whittlesea Green Wedge Management Plan is developed by Council in partnership with the community, local businesses, government departments and other agencies to guide the future of Whittlesea’s Green Wedge.
Council recognises the great work by various community groups who are also playing a role in helping to take care of our Green Wedge areas. These are our ‘Green Wedge Community Champions’.
Find out more about one such Green Wedge Community Champion – the Darebin Creek Management Committee, by watching this video below
Whittlesea is a growing city with quickly expanding residential areas, but over half of the land is still rural in nature. The land beyond the urban growth boundary is called the Whittlesea Green Wedge (see image).
The green wedge is an active, living area that supports:
We have developed the Whittlesea Green Wedge Management Plan, in partnership with the community, local businesses, government departments and other agencies. The Plan was adopted by Council on 19 July 2001.
The management plan provides a clear purpose and a 10-year action plan for the green wedge area. Success relies on Council, State Government, agencies, community groups and residents working together.
While the plan promotes and encourages a balance of land uses, it does not change existing green wedge zones to urban zones, or recommend changes to the Urban Growth Boundary.
For more information, download any of the following factsheets:
Contact Planning Services on 9217 2236 to find out:
The plan is also available to read at local libraries and our Civic Centre offices.
Translations of the draft Green Wedge Management Plan are available upon request.