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The Green Wedge  is fundamental to our Shire’s identity. It is our responsibility to protect it for ourselves and future generations. This website is sponsored by the Warrandyte Community Association, the Friends of Nillumbik and the Green Wedge Protection Group. Its aim is to educate and inform so that you are in a position to do your bit. To receive our irregular ‘Wedge Bulletins’ sign up here.

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Chapel Lane: it’s amateur hour..

Chapel Lane: it’s amateur hour..

he violation of the green wedge at Chapel Lane, Doreen continues, despite Nillumbik councillors unanimously agreeing that the fill dumping there is ‘illegal’. How can that be? This is a bad news story which has implications beyond the fill dumping...

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Zone abuse: Clarke faction does it again

Zone abuse: Clarke faction does it again

The story so far: Council receives an application for a permit to build a 150 seat restaurant at 103 Bannons Lane, Yarrambat. Council officers produce a recommendation that it should proceed. We previously wrote about this here. Cr Brooker ‘calls it in’ for...

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Nillumbik Council agrees on failure..

In a rare moment of unanimity, last week all seven Nillumbik Councillors agreed that the Council had failed on Chapel Lane. You’ll recall we covered  that continuing disaster in a previous newsletter, No need for a permit: Dump it in the Nillumbik Green Wedge.  Brief...

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150 Seat Restaurant threatened for the Green Wedge in Yarrambat

Nillumbik Council planners are recommending the approval of an application to build a restaurant   at 103 Bannons Lane, on land zoned Rural Conservation in Yarrambat.  Cr Grant Brooker has ‘called it in’, meaning Council itself will consider the application – at its...

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No need for a permit: Dump it in the Nillumbik Green Wedge!

No need for a permit: Dump it in the Nillumbik Green Wedge!

Development projects all over Melbourne generate  large amounts of unwanted fill – soil of variable quality (who knows what’s in it?) – which must be disposed of.  Ideally not too far away, preferably inside the Metropolitan area to reduce transport costs. Here’s a...

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The Economy of Nillumbik

With the Corona virus first and foremost in our minds everything else seem less important, but that does not mean other things are not still important, and of course many of us now have more time to think about them. The Nillumbik Council has published a ‘Draft...

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An important election year in Nillumbik

An important election year in Nillumbik

Council elections are held every four years in Victoria, and 2020 is an election year. They are due in October, by which time we hope and expect the Covid-19 crisis will have passed. There’s a lot at stake this year in Nillumbik. 2016 saw the emergence of  lobby group...

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GWMP Adopted, no cigar..

Nillumbik’s first GWMP was adopted in 2010 and was intended to serve as a basis until 2025. For reasons never explained the current Nillumbik Council decided to prepare a replacement, which after a year-long project was formally adopted by Council at its November...

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Council v Nillumbik

Council v Nillumbik

Now that community comments on the draft Green Wedge Management Plan have been made and heard by Council we’re waiting to find out what the Council will decide to do with it. After such an extensive and public project to get us to this point, what has been achieved?...

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A Wynne for the Green Wedge

Remember Manningham’s C117? This was the Planning Scheme amendment proposed by the Council containing a revised clause 21.07, aiming to facilitate more tourist development in the Rural Conservation zone. Poorly drafted, inimical to the green wedge and facing solid...

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Forum

Whose PALS are they?

Whose PALS are they?

PALS, for Pro Active LandownerS, is a Facebook group which was ‘set up by a local landowner Karen Egan, which originated from the lack of representation of landowners within the council of Nillumbik’ These people are not shy in putting themselves forward. Recently a...

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Tourist Clusters in the Green Wedge?

Tourist Clusters in the Green Wedge?

Mebourne’s green wedges exist because far sighted politicians created the legal framework which protects them from inappropriate development. This framework is regularly amended in response to changing circumstances such as evolving bushfire safety requirements, new...

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