The Victorian government has introduced changes to Melbourne’s Green Wedge Zones which surround the Mornington Peninsula.
Some of the key changes to the Green Wedge Zone include:
- bringing agriculture, primary produce sales and a small rural store to an as of right use to
- encourage primary production uses;
- allowing places of assembly in Green Wedge Zones and fulfilling the Coalition’s election
- promise to allow schools but only with a permit from a Council;
- adding corrective institutions and freeway service centres to the list of prohibited uses and
- keeping service stations, display homes, nightclubs and medical centres as prohibited
- uses; and
- retaining in conjunction tests for permits such as restaurants, group accommodation and functions centres.
The changes are due to be gazetted on 5 September 2013.