What is the Green Wedge and why is it important?

More than 60% of the City of Whittlesea is rural or non-urban land currently protected from urban development. Officially known as the Green Wedge, this land covers an area more than three times the size of Phillip Island. While almost half of our Green Wedge is public land including our much-loved National Parks, forests and reservoirs, it is also home to agriculture, rural living, places of Aboriginal and other significant heritage value, recreation, natural resources and much more:

What does a Green Wedge Management Plan do?

Every Council with Green Wedge areas is required to have a plan to manage it. The City of Whittlesea's current plan ends this year so we are updating it to reflect how the area has evolved and is being enjoyed.

The new plan will help identify and clearly communicate our community’s priorities in managing the Green Wedge fro the next ten years. The new plan will also provide more clarity about the kinds of development or activities that are likely to be supported in these areas.

Help us shape your Green Wedge

You can help shape the future of our Green Wedge by telling us what you value about these areas and what you feel should be the key priorities in their management.

You can participate in a range of ways before this first stage of engagement closes on Monday 19th July:

  • Get informed about the issues through the Green Wedge FAQs and Key Documents
  • Complete the survey below
  • Register to attend our webinar on Wednesday 2 June at 12pm – 1:00 pm
  • Come along to a face to face information and Q&A session
  • Talk to us at one of the drop-in sessions listed on this page at 'How can I participate?'
  • Make a written submission by email or post, see 'Contact Us' below for details.

Council will consider all the feedback received through this engagement and it will inform the development of the draft Green Wedge Management Plan 2022-2032.

Next steps

Click on the Follow button at the top left of this page to be kept up to date with further opportunities to give your feedback on the draft Green Wedge Management Plan later in the year and you can ask us a question about this project anytime through the Council Q&A panel at the bottom of this page.


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