Changes to Melbourne Green Wedge Zones

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.

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