Frankston City Green Wedge Management Plan
Frankston City's Green Wedge includes section of the greater South-East Green Wedge that covers parts of Carrum Downs, Frankston North, Skye and Langwarrin, and a smaller portion in the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge that covers parts of Langwarrin South and Frankston South. The Frankston Green Wedge is an important asset for the city in terms of sustainable land management, biodiversity protection, extractive industries and landscape amenity.
Frankston City’s Green Wedge
Council’s Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) identifies the Frankston Green Wedge as one of the key non-urban areas designated in the state government’s metropolitan strategy (Plan Melbourne 2017-2050) and that it contains a wide range of environmental, economic and social values. The various future roles of the Green Wedge land will need to be further defined and protected.
The Local Planning Policy Framework (LPPF) of the Frankston Planning Scheme contains objectives that relate to the future management and protection of the Frankston Green Wedge. The LPPF and Planning Practice Note 31 require the preparation of a Green Wedge Management Plan (GWMP) for the municipality. This is a substantial undertaking that requires the commitment of resources over an extensive period, for research, consultation, implementation and proper evaluation.
The Green Wedge area is essential to the long term sustainability of Frankston and the wider south-eastern metropolitan and Peninsula areas. It is expected that the Frankston GWMP will help to ensure the diverse values of the Frankston Green Wedge are available for the enjoyment of future generations.
The future planning and development of the Frankston Green Wedge will enable the area to fulfil a distinctive and important role for the greater South-Eastern area of Melbourne. It is anticipated that the GWMP will provide stronger and clearer guidance is needed for making land use planning and development decisions in the green wedge.
Green Wedge Management Plan
The draft Frankston GWMP will provide for short, medium and long term management strategies for land use activities and new development within the Frankston Green Wedge. The 2017 GWMP Issues Paper has helped to elicit a range of submissions and proposals, including the outcomes from a facilitated stakeholder engagement group. While many of the proposals are complementary, some submissions have advocated for bold changes in land use and development possibilities for key areas of the Green Wedge.
At its 2 July 2018 Ordinary Meeting, Council noted the submissions to the Green Wedge Management Plan Issues Paper and noted the outcomes of the Frankston Green Wedge Engagement Group report.
Council also authorised officers to progress the drafting of a Green Wedge Management Plan utilising the approach described as Option 2, noting that this option includes the consideration of potential Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) and zoning changes in Precincts 1, 3 and 5 and minimum lot size changes in Precinct 2.
The full agenda report and minutes can be found via our website under Your Council/Council and Committee Meetings.
Council’s resolution on Option 2 has guided consultants, Ethos Urban, in preparing the draft Green Wedge Management Plan. The draft GWMP as prepared by the Consultants was reviewed by Council at its 23 April 2019 Ordinary Meeting and was resolved to be made available for a further round of consultation, before being considered for adoption by Council in late2019. The document and the appendices can be found on the side or the link below:
The full agenda report and minutes of the decision at the 23 April 2019 Ordinary Meeting can be found on our website, under Your Council/Council and Committee Meetings.
Related Frankston Green Wedge Management Plan Documents
Surrounding Council Plans
Surrounding Council's Supporting Documents
History of the Green Wedge Zone
Plan Melbourne 2017-2050
Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 is the Victorian Government’s long-term planning strategy, guiding the way the city will grow and change to 2050. The strategy outlines measures to support jobs close to homes, services and transport and identifies the areas that will accommodate Melbourne’s future growth.
Direction 1.4 of the policy deals with State Government’s direction with regards to the productive use of land and resources in Melbourne’s non-urban areas.
Direction 2.1.1 outlines the State Government’s direction on the long term development priorities for Melbourne and Victoria with regards to the urban growth boundary.
Direction 4.5 plans for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and peri-urban areas. This Direction identifies that the values, features and industries of the Green Wedge should be prioritised before other land uses.
Further information on Melbourne’s Green Wedges and the preparation of management plans can be found on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website:
Planning Practice Notes
Planning practice notes provide advice about the operation of the Victorian Planning Provisions and municipal planning schemes as well as a range of planning processes and topics.
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