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Urban Growth Boundary ammended; again.
Citizen #381277

This article was on the front page of this week's Pakenham Gazette, the local paper that caters for the region. Not supprisingly, the article itself is a little biased against the UGB, but what do you expect? Seriously.

Pakenham's Greenhills Business Estate has been saved.
The 200-hectare project one Kooweerup Road was threatened by a State Government planning shake-up that had earmarked the site for inclusion on a protected green wedge. But intensive lobbying by Cardinia Council paid off yesterday when Plannign Minister Mary Delahunty announced the site would be included in the Cardinia urban growth boundary.

Ms Delahunty announced boundaries would also be drawn around Bunyip, Beaconsfield Upper, Lang Lang, Kooweerup, Garfield and Gembrook to safeguard against further environmental encroachment within the green wedges.

Cardina mayor Cr Kate Lempriere welcomed the Greenhills news and said it would have a major bearing on future job creation in Cardinia.
"I am excited about the oppotunities created by the inclusion of the Greenhills Business Park in the Casey-Cardinia growth corridor," Ns Lempriere said. The decision by the Bracks Government to change the boundaries of the urban growth corridor recognise the absolute importance of job opportunities being created in our community. The State Government has now given Cardinia Shire Council the opportunity to pursue local jobs for our community.
"We envisage that industries such as building and food production will grab the opportunity provided by the Government's decision and establish in the near future."

Ms Delahunty said the boundary was now defined around the Melbourne metropolitan area. She sadi the boundary was a mangagement tool to protect farming areas from urban sprawl and would provide stability for development and for the farming community. She said the Government had responded to requests, mainly from councils, and put the urban growth boundary around some small townships.

"This legislation will ensure an ongoing supply of land for development, but the land will be mangaged within growth areas. Casey-Cardinia is one of five designated growth areas across Melbourne and will play a pivotal role in accommodating future growth to Melbourne's south-east. The day sof ad hoc decisions on where outward growth occurs are over. As part of the Melbourne 2030 vision we are channelling outward growth development into growth areas like Casey-Cardinia to put a stop to endless encroachment on our green wedges. Better coordinated growth on the city's outer edges will also ensure more efficient use of our infrastructure resources, such as sewerage and transport and greater certainty for coummunities, investors and service providers."

Planning 20th November, 2003 11:57:36   [#] 

Comments

What they didn't tell you
Of course they forgot to mention that Cardinia Shire Council owns the Greenhills site and that its exclusion from the UBG would shave millions off the value of this site....Cardinia Shire Council are also co-developers with Delfin of Lakeside and they also have plans of cramming houses on the golf course and the race course....open space? huh? what's that? where are the $$$$ in open space?
Carla  31st August, 2004 11:03:43  


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