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					GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING - 20 APRIL 2009


TOWN PLANNING


1      WESTERNPORT GREEN WEDGE MANAGEMENT PLAN
FILE REFERENCE 90/15/14
RESPONSIBLE GENERAL MANAGER Phil Walton
AUTHOR Marcelle Bell

RECOMMENDATION

That Council resolves to:

A. prepare the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan endorse the Westernport
   Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan (April 2009) and Steering Committee
   Terms of Reference (April 2009) and,

B. appoint Marcelle Bell and John Holland from the Strategic Planning Department of
   Council as members of the Westernport Green Wedge Project Steering Committee.



Attachments
1 Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan (April 2009) 21 Pages
2 Steering Committee Terms of Reference                             4 Pages

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The aim of this report is to seek Council support towards preparing the Westernport Green
Wedge Management Plan. A Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan (April
2009) and Steering Committee Terms of Reference (April 2009) have been prepared to
provide an overall framework and an appropriate level of consistency in the preparation of the
Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan. These documents have been created to ensure
that the processes used in the preparation of the Management Plan are transparent, inclusive
and provide for wide ownership of the plan and its implementation.

BACKGROUND

Green Wedges are essentially the non-urban areas of metropolitan Melbourne containing
significant environmental, social, economic and asset values. Green Wedge areas were
created in early October 2002, when the State Government released Melbourne 2030 –
Planning for Sustainable Growth, a 30-year plan to manage growth and change across
metropolitan Melbourne and the surrounding region. Melbourne 2030 identifies 12 Green
Wedges in the municipal districts of 17 councils.

Melbourne 2030 requires a Green Wedge Management Plan to be prepared for each of the 12
Green Wedges. Green Wedge Management Plans are Council adopted strategies embraced
by all governmental departments in partnership with stakeholders and the community and
provide a broad holistic “whole of green wedge” vision with objectives and actions for the
sustainable use, development and management of each Green Wedge area.



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Cardinia Shire is part of three Green Wedge areas known as:
•   Yarra Valley and Yarra and Dandenong Ranges Green Wedge
•   Southern Ranges Green Wedge
•   Westernport Green Wedge
as depicted in Figure 1:




The Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan is proposed to be initiated in 2009. The
purpose of the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan is to identify the values, features
and assets (environmental, social and economic) in the Westernport Green Wedge area and
develop:
•    A vision and set of objectives for the Westernport Green Wedge shared by all levels of
     government, land managers and the community.
•    Strategic directions for land use, development and a framework to set policies, programs
     and actions that support the ongoing sustainable management, resource management
     and asset management of the Westernport Green Wedge.

Overall the Green Wedge Management Plan will provide the foundation for appropriate
potential change by defining the preferred direction of future non-urban land use, land and
resource management regimes and the environmental qualities to be conserved and
enhanced.

The Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan will be prepared in partnership across all
levels of government, stakeholders and the community. This will ensure that the Management
Plan fully embraces and reflects the local and wider regional context of land use, resource
management and asset management objectives and will assist commitment to long term
resourcing and implementation of the Management Plan.

The preparation of the plan will be overseen by a Project Steering Committee chaired by the
Department of Planning and Community Development with representatives from both Cardinia
and Casey Councils.


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POLICY IMPLICATIONS

The policies and initiatives in Melbourne 2030 contained in Direction 1 “A more compact city”
are relevant to the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan and its merits are discussed
in more detail under the State Planning Policy Framework.

The following policy set out in the State Planning Policy Framework (SPPF) of the Cardinia
Planning Scheme is relevant to the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan:

Clause 12.02 of the SPPF pertaining to “Better Management of Metropolitan Growth” is
relevant to this Green Wedge Management Plan, with the objective to locate metropolitan
growth close to transport corridors and services and provide efficient and effective
infrastructure to create benefits for sustainability while protecting primary production, major
sources of raw material and valued environmental areas. The main objective for Green Wedge
areas is to protect the green wedges of Metropolitan Melbourne from inappropriate
development by:
•     Ensuring strategic planning and land management of each green wedge area to promote
      and encourage its key features and related values are protected.
•     Supporting development in the green wedge that provides for environmental, economic
      and social benefits
•     Consolidating new residential development with existing settlements and in locations
      where planned services are available and green wedge area values can be protected
•     Planning and protecting major transport facilities that serve the wider Victorian
      community, such as airports and ports with their associated access corridors
•     Protecting important productive agricultural areas such as Werribee South, the
      Maribyrnong River flats, the Yarra Valley, Westernport and the Mornington Peninsula
•     Protecting areas of environmental, landscape and scenic value
•     Protecting significant resources of stone, sand and other mineral resources for extraction
      purposes.

The Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan must be developed in accordance with the
General Practice Note: Preparing a Green Wedge Management Plan and must be consistent
with the objectives, strategies and initiatives of Melbourne 2030 and other Government policies
and strategies.

It is also critical that publicity clearly identifies that the purpose of the Westernport Green
Wedge Management Plan is not a review of the Melbourne 2030 policy framework on Green
Wedges.

RELEVANCE TO COUNCIL PLAN

The Council Plan, 2007–2011 seeks to balance the needs of development, the community and
the environment. The Council Plan specifies that both economic and residential development
needs to protect and enhance the natural environment and resource assets in the municipality.

Council has identified the following seven major challenges for the coming five years being:
•   managing population growth
•   strengthening communities
•   managing the natural and built environment
•   assisting economic growth
•   supporting agriculture

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•      partnering with other levels of government
•      developing Council capacity within limited financial resources.

The Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan supports the Council Plan, 2007 – 2011 by
fully embracing a long term land use and development, resource and asset management plan
for the various areas and issues in the Green Wedge.

CONSULTATION/COMMUNICATION

A critical element in preparing the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan is to ensure a
comprehensive exercise is undertaken to identify all relevant stakeholders (community,
landholders, developers and government agencies) and to implement a program to engage
with all of these stakeholders. There is immense diversity in the Green Wedge areas in the
number and range of landholders, and with the range of groups and organisations with direct
and indirect interests in the ongoing management of particular areas and attributes. It is
essential that the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan process identifies these
groups and that they are regularly informed on how they can participate and contribute to the
Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan

Suitable publicity about the preparation of the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan
will be through Councils newsletter, local media and through the Department of Planning and
Community Development website. Other suitable material will be prepared and distributed to
all groups and organisations within the Westernport Green Wedge who have an actual or
potential interest in the preparation of the Management Plan.

FINANCIAL AND RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS

Resource Implications:

The preparation of the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan will be overseen by a
Project Steering Committee chaired by the Department of Planning and Community
Development. . The project plan provides the following timetable and it is expected that Council
will provide various resources (information, advice, research) and time to this project.




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Financial Implications:
Funding for this project is being provided by the Department of Planning and Community
Development. An amount of $150,000 for the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan
has been allocated to complete the project. A preliminary breakdown of estimated expenditure
is provided below. A more detailed costing will be prepared when the extent of further research
projects that may be required are known.


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It is expected there will be additional project costs incurred, above the $150,000 allocated, for
expenses such as venue hire (if required), food for workshops and other sessions, printing and
promotion materials and advertising costs associated with public consultation phases. These
costs have not been included in the project cost and will need to be covered by the normal
operational budgets of the Department of Planning and Community Development and Council.

     Description                                                                     Cost
     Facilitator for vision & objectives workshop(s) with key stakeholders
                                                                                            $6,000

     Targeted consultation with Stakeholder Reference Group
     (based on two facilitated SRG sessions for approx 25 participants - including          $4,000
     round table discussions and focused workshops)
     Preparation of Vision & Objectives document
     (Approx. 10-20 pages in length and based on outcomes of workshop and SRG               $5,000
     sessions)

     Further research/ priority projects (consultants).                                $130,500

     Facilitator for exploring options for action with key stakeholders & SRG
                                                                                            $5,000
     (based on one stakeholder workshop and one SRG session)

     TOTAL                                                                             $150,000



CONCLUSION

It is recommended that Council resolve to:
A.      Prepare the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan in accordance with the
        Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan (April 2009)

B.      Appoint Marcelle Bell and John Holland from the Strategic Planning Department of
        Council as members of the Westernport Green Wedge Project Steering Committee.

Further updates in relation to the progress of the Westernport Management Plan Project Plan
will be provided to Council at staged milestones of the project.




Council Agenda - 20 April 2009                                                                       Page 9
Attachment 1     Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                 (April 2009)




               Westernport
       Green Wedge Management Plan

                            Project Plan


               DPCD Green Wedge Team


                                [April 2009]




Approved By:
Approval Date:
                                                                 Version 4.0


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 Attachment 1                     Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                                  (April 2009)


Contents

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................... 4
      Background to Project .......................................................................................... 4
      Project Description................................................................................................ 5
      Study Area ............................................................................................................ 5
CORE PROJECT ELEMENTS................................................................................................................ 9
      Project “End Point” - Outputs and Outcomes........................................................ 9
      Project Scope ....................................................................................................... 9
      Publication Strategy............................................................................................ 10
      Project Roles ...................................................................................................... 10
      Stakeholder Analysis .......................................................................................... 11
      Overview of the proposed work program ............................................................ 13
      Project Schedule................................................................................................. 14
      Project Budget .................................................................................................... 15
ADDITIONAL PROJECT DETAILS ...................................................................................................... 16
      Risks and Issues................................................................................................. 16
      Other Related Projects........................................................................................ 17




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Attachment 1     Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                 (April 2009)


Document Change Control

 Version       Date of         Author(s)        Brief Description of Change
 Number         Issue

    1.0        27/01/09   DPCD Green          First draft
                          Wedge Team

    2.0        26/02/09   DPCD Green          Second Draft
                          Wedge Team

    3.0        23/03/09   DPCD Green          Third Draft
                          Wedge Team

    4.0        07/04/09   DPCD Green          Fourth Draft
                          Wedge Team




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 Attachment 1        Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                     (April 2009)



INTRODUCTION
Background to Project
Melbourne 2030 identifies 12 green wedges in the municipal districts of 17 councils. Green
wedges are essentially the non-urban areas of metropolitan Melbourne containing significant
environmental, social, economic and asset values.

The Melbourne 2030 vision for the green wedges is to “encourage their proper management and
to protect them for non-urban uses”. This includes effectively managing the sustainable use and
development of each green wedge and encouraging proper land management practices.
Collectively, green wedges have a broad range of purposes including:
        horticultural and agricultural uses
        conservation and biodiversity
        natural ecosystem services, such as water catchments
        providing and safeguarding sites for infrastructure that supports urban areas (such as
        airports and sewage treatment plants)
        allowing industries such as sand and stone extraction to operate close to major markets
        rural and scenic landscapes
        networks of open space
        providing opportunities for diverse tourism and recreation

Since Melbourne 2030 was released, the Government has introduced a number of measures to
protect green wedges including:
        Establishment of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) around Melbourne and rural
        townships within the green wedge.
        Introduction of planning controls, including new Green Wedge Zones and the core
        planning provisions.
        Amendment of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 to protect green wedge land from
        inappropriate subdivision.
        Establishment of a dedicated Green Wedge Team to work in partnership with councils
        and the community to develop Green Wedge Management Plans.
        Establishment of a whole-of-Government Project Control Group to identify opportunities
        to protect and enhance each green wedge, help clarify management priorities of
        departments and agencies and coordinate implementation actions for each green wedge.

While planning policy and controls have been implemented to protect green wedge land, a
regulatory approach can only go so far. Planning tools cannot control how green wedge land is
managed. This will remain the responsibility of the owner, whether it is the State Government or
a private landowner. Developing non-regulatory tools to encourage the proper management of
these areas is critical to achieve the vision for each green wedge.

Melbourne 2030 requires the development of Green Wedge Management Plans (GWMPs). A
GWMP is a Council adopted strategy embraced by all governmental departments (whole of
government approach), in partnership with stakeholders and the community and provides a
broad, holistic “whole of green wedge” vision, with objectives and actions, to provide
coordinated and clear land management directions. The type, scale and form of change in the
Green Wedge and how those changes will be managed and facilitated will be formalised during
the development of each GWMP.

Melbourne 2030 Implementation Plan 5 states that GWMPs should be prepared by councils in
partnership with the State Government. It is DPCD’s Green Wedge Project Team’s role to
provide the coordination and support of this partnership. The Green Wedge Project Team is
working closely with councils to produce 12 GWMPs.

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 Attachment 1         Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                      (April 2009)


Project Description
The overarching objective of this project is to develop a Westernport GWMP in consultation with
key stakeholders and the community. The purpose of the Westernport GWMP is to identify the
values, features and assets (environmental, social and economic) of the Westernport Green
Wedge to determine what should be protected and enhanced, the needs of the local community,
a strategic direction for land use and development and a framework to encourage sustainable
land management practices and appropriate resource management. The plan will include a
broad range of implementation tools that include regulatory and non-regulatory measures. For
example, regulatory actions may encompass changes to existing local planning schemes and
non-regulatory measures may include education and incentive programs aimed at encouraging
landowners to adopt sustainable practices.

The plan will be developed in accordance with the General Practice Note: Preparing a Green
Wedge Management Plan (Attachment 1) and must be consistent with Melbourne 2030 and
other Government policies and strategies.

Cardinia, Casey and Frankston, the Councils that share this green wedge area, have already
undertaken strategic policy projects that encompass land in the green wedge and this work will
provide a relevant basis for the preparation of the GWMP. Preparation of the GWMP will include
a review of the effectiveness of existing policies and programs that apply to or influence the
green wedge and will involve a process of active engagement with a full range of stakeholders
with an interest in the ongoing management and future direction of the Westernport Green
Wedge.

The Westernport GWMP will be prepared in partnership across all levels of Government. This
will ensure that the GWMP fully embraces and reflects the local and wider regional context of
land use and natural resource management objectives and will assist commitment to long term
resourcing and implementation of the plan.

The preparation of the plan will be overseen by a Project Steering Committee chaired by DPCD
with representatives from relevant Councils. Terms of Reference have been developed for the
Project Steering Committee and are provided in Attachment 2.

Study Area
The study area is known as the Westernport Green Wedge. The boundaries of this Green
Wedge are defined in Melbourne2030 Implementation Plan 5 (Green Wedges) as; “the electrical
transmission easement east of Pakenham, the eastern and southern boundaries of the Shire of
Cardinia, the western boundary of the City of Casey and Westernport”. It encompasses land
within the municipalities of Cardinia (62,161 ha), Casey (17,935 ha) and a small area within
Frankston (48 ha). See Figures 1 and 2.

The boundaries of the green wedges were chosen based on a number of criteria including
natural or man made features and areas with common issues or themes. As a consequence the
boundaries of the green wedges do not necessarily align to municipal boundaries.

The recent release of Melbourne 2030: A Planning Update, Melbourne @ 5 million and the
designation of the Investigation Area in the south-east of Cranbourne means that part of the
Westernport Green Wedge may be included within a revised UGB. The extent of green wedge
land within the Investigation Area that will be converted to urban use is unclear until the UGB
review process is finalised in June-September 2009. When the location of the new UGB is
settled, the implications of this new boundary, particularly in relation to interface issues with the
green wedge area, will need to be assessed and addressed in the Westernport GWMP. Figure 3
shows the extent of the South East Investigation Area.



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                    (April 2009)


Figure 1 – Green Wedges




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 Attachment 1                Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan (April 2009)


Figure 2: Westernport Green Wedge




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 Attachment 1        Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                     (April 2009)


Figure 3 South East Investigation Area




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 Attachment 1        Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                     (April 2009)



CORE PROJECT ELEMENTS
Project “End Point” - Outputs and Outcomes
The main output and outcomes for the project include:
   •   A vision, role and purpose for the Westernport Green Wedge.

   •   Identification of the values, features and assets within the Westernport Green Wedge
       and current land management practices

   •   Identification of social issues, settlement matrix issues and the needs of green wedge
       landowners and the wider community.

   •   Community ownership of the values and actions for the green wedge area and
       community capacity to implement sustainable land management initiatives.

   •   Objectives for the sustainable ongoing use and development of the green wedge area
       consistent with Melbourne 2030 and other relevant Government strategies, policies and
       plans. This will be based on identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

   •   Identification of programs and actions that implement the vision and objectives for the
       green wedge. This will include a review of the effectiveness of existing policies and
       programs relevant to the green wedge as well as the development of new mechanisms to
       support sustainable land management practices.

   •   An implementation program that identifies responsibilities, funding opportunities,
       timelines and sets priorities for investment.

   •   A clear monitoring and review process to ensure the GWMP remains relevant and its
       performance can be measured. This is likely to include an annual reporting process and
       a 5 yearly review.

Project Scope
In Scope
   •   Preparing the Project Plan for the preparation of the GWMP;
   •   Identifying information gaps and the development of project briefs for tasks to be
       undertaken to assist in the preparation of the GWMP;
   •   Reviewing and commenting on draft documents;
   •   Identifying appropriate resources and funding sources that might contribute to the
       preparation of the GWMP and actively supporting applications for such resources;
   •   Co-ordination of cross agency technical support;
   •   Assessing and creating links with other relevant projects where possible;
   •   Endorsing the GWMP as suitable for adoption by the Councils;
   •   Making recommendations to the Councils on any other matters relevant to the Plan;
   •   Informing Ministers of political and policy issues in green wedges; and
   •   Highlight conflicts/issues in policy.
Out of Scope
   •   Implementation phase of the GWMP;
   •   Changes to State Government Policy, legislation, planning provisions; and
   •   Responsibility for amendments to Planning Schemes in relation to green wedges.

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 Attachment 1        Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                     (April 2009)


Publication Strategy
A project web page will be created on the DPCD web site at the commencement of the project.
The outputs from this project will be made publicly available on this web page during the project.
Other information to be provided on the website will include:

       Project overview
       Stages of consultation
       How to have your say
       Project updates
       Downloadable project outputs
       Who to contact for further information


Project Roles
Project Owner:
John Ginivan, DPCD Executive Director Planning Policy


Project Manager:
Jack Krohn, DPCD Manager Green Wedge Team


Project Team:
DPCD – Louise Grgat and Jack Krohn
In collaboration with:


Project Steering Committee:
DPCD – Louise Grgat and Jack Krohn
Casey City Council - Sonia Rappell, Warren Smith
Cardinia Shire Council – John Holland, Marcelle Bell
Casey / Cardinia shared officer – Vin Morris
Note – As Frankston City Council only have a small area of land within the Westernport Green
Wedge (48 ha / Approx 0.06%) they will not be represented on the Project Steering Committee
but they will be consulted with as a Key Stakeholder. Frankston Council has agreed to this
approach.




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                     (April 2009)



Stakeholder Analysis
Below is a preliminary list of stakeholders identified for the project. Other stakeholders will be
identified during consultation and activities undertaken as part of the Green Wedge Management
Plan.

Stakeholders
       Casey / Cardinia Councillors
       Local MPs
       Frankston City Council (small area of land in the green wedge)
       Relevant business units from the Councils such as Strategic Planning, Environmental,
       Economic Development, Social/ cultural diversity, Communications, Infrastructure, etc
       Whole of Government Green Wedge Project Control Group
       Minister for Planning and other State Ministers & policy makers
       DPCD Melbourne @ 5 Million Team
       Growth Area Authority
       Department of Sustainability and Environment - Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate
       Change, Public Land, Water.
       Department of Primary Industries – Farm Services Victoria, Extractive Industries,
       Forestry and Fisheries, Policy
       Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority
       Parks Victoria
       Water Authorities - Melbourne Water, South East Water Southern Rural Water
       DIIRD - Tourism Victoria
       Department of Transport
       Vic Roads
       Environment Protection Agency
       Victorian Farmers Federation
       Port of Hastings
       Desalination Plant and Bass Gas Plant
       Aboriginal Affairs Victoria
       Westernport Greenhouse Alliance
       Country Fire Authority
       Neighbouring Councils
       Municipal Association of Victoria
       Business groups
       Academic and research groups
       Green Wedges Coalition
       Industry / Agricultural Groups
       Environment groups
       Friends of…groups
       Landholders / owners
       Land care groups
       Farmers
       Farm produce sellers
       Recreation groups/Tourism Groups
       Cultural groups
       Sustainability Victoria
       Developers
       Golf Clubs
       Local media
       Mornington Peninsula and Westernport Biosphere Reserve
       Township Committees


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Attachment 1      Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                  (April 2009)


     Pakenham Racing Club
     Casey Council Community Building Initiative - Coastal Communities Coming Together
     Project Steering Committee




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Attachment 1          Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan
                      (April 2009)



Overview of the proposed work program


     Develop Project Steering
     Committee ToR
                                         1a       Prepare Project Plan                    1b




                                                                                                                    Initiation / Scoping
                          Council Report/Briefings             2

                          Establish Project Steering
                          Committee
                                                               3

     Establish Project Web Page
                                        4a        Allocate Financial Resources            4b
                                                                         Will include development of a
                           Information gathering /
                           Identify Information Gaps               5     summary of ‘where we are’ using
                                                                         Triple Bottom Line principles and
                                                                         based on previous studies and
                                                                         what we already know about the
                           Scope & develop consultant
                           briefs for priority projects          6       Westernport Green Wedge in
                                                                         terms of biodiversity, agriculture,
                                                                         extractive industry, infrastructure,
                                                                         recreation/tourism, landscape,
                           Set up Stakeholder Reference
                           Group (SRG)                           7       etc.



                                          8a                                               8b




                                                                                                                 Phase 1 Phase 2
     Vision & objectives workshop(s)               Targeted consultation with
     with agency stakeholders                      Stakeholder Reference Group


                           Prepare vision & objectives
                           document (consultant)
                                                                9

                           Community consultation on
                           vision and objectives
                                                                10

     Review of existing policies &     11         Further research/ priority            11
     programs                                     projects (consultants)


                          Explore options for action with
                          agency stakeholders & SRG              12

      Development of draft              13         Development of draft GWMP             13
      implementation actions


                            Public exhibition of draft
                            GWMP                                 14            Councillors will be briefed
                                                                               at key stages during the
                                                                                                                 Phase 3




                                                                               process in addition to
                            Development of final GWMP
                                                                 15            being consulted with as a
                                                                               Key Stakeholder during
                                                                               development of the
                                                                               GWMP. Council
                            Public exhibition of final
                            GWMP                                 16            representatives on the
                                                                               Project Steering
                                                                               Committee will determine
                                                                               the appropriate stages to
                            Adoption of GWMP by
                            Councils                               17          brief their Councillors.




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 Attachment 1          Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan Project Plan (April 2009)




Project Schedule
The following project schedule provides an indication of the expected timeframes for key project
milestones. The timeline in indicative only.


No.                      Key Project Milestones                             Responsible            End Date

Project Initiation & Scoping
 1a    Develop Project Steering Committee ToR                              DPCD                    Feb 09
 1b    Prepare Project Plan                                                DPCD                    Feb 09
 2     Council Reports/Briefings                                           Councils                Mar 09
 3     Establish Project Steering Committee                                DPCD                    Mar 09
 4a    Establish Project Web Page                                          DPCD                    Mar 09
 4b    Allocate Financial Resources                                        DPCD/Councils           Mar 09
 5     Information Gathering & Identify Information Gaps                   Councils                Apr 09
 6     Develop consultant briefs for priority projects                     DPCD/Councils           May 09
 7     Set up Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG)                            DPCD                    May 09
Phase 1 – Vision & Objectives
 8a    Vision & objectives workshop(s) with Agency stakeholders            Consultant              May 09
 8b    Targeted consultation with Stakeholder Reference Group              Consultant              May 09
 9     Prepare vision & objectives document (consultant)                   Consultant              Jun 09
 10    Community consultation on vision and objectives                     Councils                Jul 09
Phase 2 – Further Research and Draft GWMP
11a    Review existing policies & programs                                 Councils                Oct 09
11b    Further research/ priority projects (consultants)                   Consultant              Oct 09
       Explore options for action with Agency stakeholders &
 12                                                                        Consultant              Nov 09
       SRG
13a    Development of draft implementation actions                         DPCD/Councils           Jan 10
13b    Development of draft GWMP                                           DPCD/Councils           Mar 10
Phase 3 – Community Consultation & Adoption of GWMP
 14    Public exhibition of draft GWMP                                     Councils                Apr 10
 15    Development of final GWMP                                           DPCD/Councils           May 10
 16    Public exhibition of final GWMP                                     Councils                Jul 10
 17    Adoption of GWMP by Councils                                        Councils                Aug 10




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Project Budget
Funding for this project is being provided by DPCD. An amount of $150,000 for the Westernport
Green Wedge Management Plan has been allocated to complete the project. A preliminary
breakdown of estimated expenditure is provided below. A more detailed costing will be prepared
when the extent of further research projects that may be required are known.

It is expected there will be additional project costs incurred, above the $150,000 allocated, for
expenses such as venue hire (if required), food for workshops and SRG sessions, printing &
promotion materials and advertising costs associated with public consultation phases. These
costs have not been included in the project cost and will need to be covered by the normal
operational budgets of the DPCD and Councils.


Description                                                                            Cost

Facilitator for vision & objectives workshop(s) with Agency stakeholders                      $6,000

Targeted consultation with Stakeholder Reference Group
(based on two facilitated SRG sessions for approx 25 participants - including                 $4,000
round table discussions and focused workshops)
Preparation of Vision & Objectives document
(Approx. 10-20 pages in length and based on outcomes of workshop and SRG                      $5,000
sessions)

Further research/ priority projects (consultants).                                        $130,000

Facilitator for exploring options for action with Agency stakeholders & SRG
                                                                                              $5,000
(based on one Agency workshop and one SRG session)

TOTAL                                                                                     $150,000




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ADDITIONAL PROJECT DETAILS
Risks and Issues
Risk/Issue                     Likelihood       Impact of    Strategy for managing risk/issue
                               of risk          risk
                               occurring        occurring
                               (1-5)            (1-5)*
Funding redirected if not      3                5            Investigate alternative options for
allocated within required                                    securing funding as a priority.
timeframe
Councils not willing to        2                5            Ensure the Councillors are briefed on
participate in the proposed                                  the project and the project is
process                                                      incorporated into the 09 work program.
Availability of Council and    3                4            Ensure early identification of a
DPCD team resources is                                       possible reduction in resources so that
reduced                                                      alternative arrangements for additional
                                                             staff can be made.
Funding allocated to project   3                4            Identify alternative funding sources
is inadequate to get the                                     early in project. Identify other relevant
project completed.                                           projects that this project can link into
                                                             early in the process.
Delays to schedule             3                3            Set realistic times for completion of
because tasks take longer                                    tasks that are agreed by all parties.
than anticipated                                             Identify any critical tasks that will result
                                                             in flow-on delays to other tasks.
Consultants deliver poor       3                4            Ensure consultant briefs are clear and
quality or behind schedule                                   specific about the required outputs and
                                                             maintain regular communication with
                                                             consultants through out the contract to
                                                             identify any issues ASAP.
Government policy              2                4            Regular communication with Minister’s
changes unexpectedly                                         Office on the progress of the project
                                                             and ensure team is informed of any
                                                             potential changes ASAP.
Conflicting objectives /       3                3            Consult early in the process to identify
priorities between agency                                    any conflicts ASAP.
stakeholders.
* 1=Low impact 5=High impact

Risk/Issue Rating
Likelihood             No.     Definition
Almost Certain         5       The event will occur within the planning period
Likely                 4       The event is likely to occur within the planning period
Possible               3       The event may occur within the planning period
Unlikely               2       The event is not likely to occur in the planning period
Rare                   1       The event will only occur in exceptional circumstances




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Other Related Projects
The following projects are related to this project:
State:
         Land and Biodiversity White paper
         Climate Change White paper
         Future Farming Strategy
         Land use and community food security in Victoria
         DIIRD Framework for Sustainable Development

Regional:
      Melbourne @ 5 Million
      Regional Catchment Strategy
      Outer Suburban / Interface Services and Development Committee – Inquiry into
      sustainable development of agribusiness in outer suburban Melbourne.
      Outer Suburban / Interface Services and Development Committee – Inquiry into local
      economic development in outer suburban Melbourne
      Victorian Environment Assessment Council Metropolitan Melbourne Investigation
      Square Pegs in Green Wedges
      Linking people and Spaces Strategy review


Local:
Casey City Council
      Draft Sustainability Plan – A Resource Efficient Casey
      Casey Coastal Strategy
      Western Port Greenhouse Alliance
      Community Communities of Casey Community Action Plan
      Tapping into the Latrobe Valley Pipeline
      Casey and Cardinia Regional Agricultural Audit and Action Framework
      Agricultural Issues Relating to Land South of the Princes Highway in Casey and Cardinia
      City of Casey Land Use and Rural Industry Analysis
      Report to the City of Casey in relation to the Draft Non-urban South Strategy - Soil and
      Water Considerations
      Agricultural Soils of the Cranbourne and Koo Wee Rup Vegetable Growing Region
      Cranbourne & KWR soil map
      Kingston Agricultural Feasibility Study
      Boundary of Development to Protect Agriculture –MAP
      Notes to Accompany the Boundary of Urban Development
      Agricultural Issues - Land South of the Princes Highway
      Agricultural notes relating to the Rural Area of Casey
      Langwarrin Creek Integration Catchment Management Project

Cardinia Shire Council:

Environment

Biodiversity
- Sites of Botanical Significance in the Western Port Region, 1984 Opie et al
- Sites of Zoological Significance in the Western Port Region, 1984, Andrew, D.L., et al
- Biosites: Sites of Biodiversity Significance in Port Phillip and Westernport Region Victoria;
   CD in CD Library, 2002, Department of Natural Resources and Environment



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-     Biodiversity Action Planning: Koo Wee Rup Landscape Plan; Victorian Gippsland Plain
      Bioregion, 2003, Boyle, C., et.al, Department of Sustainability and Environment
-     Classification & Description of the Vegetation Associated with the Tarago River in the
      Westernport Catchment, 1980, Stephen J. Gloury et al
-     The Merits of Potential Options for Establishing a Native Vegetation Corridor as Habitat for
      Terrestrial Flora and Fauna in the Bunyip River Catchment During Reconstruction Works
      Along Main Drain, 2000, Brown, G., et.al, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environment
-     Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in the Westernport Bay Catchment,
      1984, Rosengren, N.J, Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands
-     Vegetation Mapping of the Port Phillip and Westernport Region, 2001, Oates, A., and
      Tatanto, M, Department of Natural Resources and Environment
-     Vic Roads Proposed Bridge Re-alignment, Koo-Wee Rup - Longwarry Road, Bayles:
      Additional Fauna Assessment, 2002, Williams, L.M, Ecology Australia Pty. Ltd. Flora and
      Fauna Consultants
-     Vegetation Assessment along the Rail Reserve, Gippsland Railway, Officer Farm, Victoria;
      Glaucous Flax Lilly, Grey Bill Buttons, Matted Flax Lilly, Veined Spear Grass, 2006, Andrew
      Hamer, Ecology Partners
-     Vegetation Mapping of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp and Adjacent Grasslands, 2005, Yugovic,
      J., Mitchell, S, Biosis Research Pty. Ltd.

-     Draft strategy for Coastal acid sulphate soils in Victoria, 2008, Victorian Steering Committee
      for Coastal Acid Sulphate Soils, Department of Sustainability and Environment

-     Bio links Project Action Plan: Linking habitats across the Westernport Catchment Central
      Regional, Cardinia Environment Coalition

-     Biosphere database of the Westernport Region
      http://www.biosphere.org.au/information.html#library

Cultural Heritage:
- Cardinia Shire Heritage Study, Volume 1, 2 and 3, 1996, Graeme Butler and Associates
- Cardinia Local Heritage Study Review 2007: Volume 12 and 3B: Stage A and B: Key
   Findings and Recommendations Final, 2007, Context Pty. Ltd, Cardinia Shire Council
- Cardinia Shire Heritage Study (A Heritage Study of parts of the Shire previously in the
   Cranbourne and Sherbrooke Shires). Volume One: Environmental History and Volume 2:
   Heritage Places (folder), 1999, Graeme Butler and Associates, Cardinia Shire Council
- From Swampland to Farmland: A History of the Koo-Wee-Rup Flood Protection District,
   1985, Roberts, D, Rural Water Commission of Victoria
- On the Edge of the Swamp: A History of the Iona Primary School No. 3201, 1894 – 1994,
   1994, Nest, D, Iona Primary School Back-To-Committee
- Sites of Archaeological Significance in the Westernport Catchment Volume 1 Report, 1981,
   Gaughwin, Environmental Studies Division, Ministry for Conservation

Energy/Greenhouse
- Cardinia Shire Council Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Reduction Strategy,
   2006, Cardinia Shire Council
- Climate Change in Port Phillip and Westernport, 2004, Department of Sustainability and
   Environment

Flora/Fauna:
- Bandicoot Strategy, Cardinia Shire Council (to be adopted soon)
- Cardinia Shire Flora Surveys, 2005, Brown
- Final Report: Cardinia Shire Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis Monitoring 2006/07,
    Poole, E. & Organ, A., Ecology Partners Pty Ltd, Cardinia Shire Council




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-     Significant Tree Study, 2009, Cardinia Shire Council
-     Weed Management Strategy, March 2007, Cardinia Shire Council
-     Port Phillip and Westernport Rabbit Action Plan, 2003, Port Phillip and Westernport
      Catchment Management Authority
-     Street tree planting Strategy for Lang Lang and Koo Wee Rup, 2007, Cardinia Shire Council

Water
- Shire of Cardinia: Waterway Health Analysis for 1980 – 2001, 2002, Foster, J.
- Port Phillip and Westernport Regional River Health Strategy (See CD in 'CD's and Floppy
  Disks'), 2007, Melbourne Water Corporation
- Cardinia Shire Council Stormwater Management Plan, Volume 1, 2 and 3, 2002, WBM
  Oceanics Australia
- VSAP Stormwater Project: ' Protecting stormwater on unsealed roads, Cardinia (cd only)
- Sustainable Water Use Plan, 2006, Cardinia Shire Council
- Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment Strategy 2004-2009, 2004, Port Phillip and
  Westernport Catchment Management Authority
- The Western Port Catchment: Pollution Types, Sources and Remedies Final Draft, 1999,
  Environment Protection Authority
- Environment Health of Streams in the Western Port Catchment. Publication 600, April 1998,
  Hewlett, R, Environment Protection Authority
- Fluvial Geomorphology of the Bunyip River: Princes Highway to Cora Lynn, 1998, Brizga, S.,
  and Craigie, N, S. Briza and Associates Pty. Ltd.
- Review of Bunyip Main Drain Investigations, 1999, Warner, F., et al, Melbourne Water
  Corporation; Cardinia Shire Council
- Western Port Ramsar Site: Strategic Management Plan, 2003, Department of Sustainability
  and Environment
- The Western Port sediment study, 2003, Wallbrink, P.J. et.al, CSIRO Land and Water
- Northern Waterways for Western Port Geomorphological and Water Quality Management
  Study (Incorporating Floodplain Re-engagement Feasibility Assessment), 2002, Brizga and
  Associates Pty. Ltd. et.al, Melbourne Water
- Guidelines for development within the Kooweerup Flood Protection District, Melbourne
  Water, October 2003
- Drainage Management Strategy for the whole of Cardinia Shire (Asset engineering)
- Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines 11 February 2009 (Collaboration between
  Melbourne Water, Bass Coast, Baw Baw Shire, Mornington Peninsula and South Gippsland
  Council)
- Kooweerup Drainage Scheme

Salinity
- Review of Salinity Management in the Northern Foothills of Western Port Catchment, 2006,
    Adam Tilling, Commissioned by the Cardinia Environment Coalition
- Port Phillip and Westernport Groundwater Flow Systems, 2004, Dahlhaus, P., et.al, Port
    Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority
- Roads and Salinity: Local Government Salinity Initiative, 2003, Department of Infrastructure,
    Planning and Natural Resources
- Salinity: Cardinia Reports, SKM, Cardinia Shire Council

Social/Economic
- Population census and forecasts available for rural districts (i.e. Kooweerup, Lang Lang,
       Bayles etc)
- Cardinia Economic Development Strategy, 1999, Cardinia Shire Council
- REMPLAN is an economic modelling program. It can assist with developing economic
       scenarios
- Kooweerup Economic Development Strategy Stage 1 and 2, June 2006, SGS Economic and
       Planning



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Agriculture/Horticulture
- Tapping into the Latrobe Valley Pipeline, 2008, Cardinia / Casey submission to DSE
   Recycled Water Business Case.
- Casey and Cardinia Regional Agricultural Audit and Action Framework, February 2004,
   Casey and Cardinia, Barrie Pickersgill

-     Agricultural Issues Relating to Land South of the Princes Highway in Casey and Cardinia,
      2005.

-     A land capability study of the Cardinia Shire. Centre for Land Protection Research,
      Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Vic. (Tec. Report no.29). McMillan, M.,
      Smith, A. and Baxter, N, 1997.

-     Major Agricultural Soils of the Cranbourne and Koo Wee Rup Vegetable Growing Region
      DNRE (1996). All the elements of it are available via Victorian Resources Online (VRO)
      website at:
      http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/portregn.nsf/pages/port_soil_survey_cranbourne

-     Cranbourne & KWR soil map (1996)

-     Boundary of Development to Protect Agriculture (MAP - 2004) GAP.

-     Notes to Accompany the Boundary of Urban Development (2004) GAP.

-     Agricultural Issues - Land South of the Princes Highway (2005).

-     Agricultural notes relating to the Rural Area of Casey (2004) GAP.

-     Agricultural Assessment: Cardinia Rural Residential Strategy, 2000, Phillips Agribusiness

-     Environmental Effects Statements (associated with the Desalination plant investigations)

-     Industry by Design document


Extractive industries
- Regional Sand Extraction Strategy-Lang Lang to Grantville, 1995, Woodward-Clyde
- Lang Lang sand Extraction Transport Management Plan, 1992, Gutteridge Haskins & Davey
    Pty Ltd

Recreation/Tourism:
- Review of the 2003 Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategy (July 2007)
- Recreational Open Space Strategy, 4 December 2000, EDAW
- Equestrian Strategy 6 August 2002, Cardinia Shire Council

Infrastructure/Assets
- Local Road Strategy, Cardinia Shire Council, 12 December 2004
- Cardinia Shire Council Guidelines for Development and Subdivision of Land, Auspec,
    December 1998
- Waste Management Strategy 05-09, Cardinia Shire Council
- Cardinia Shire Council Roadside Management Plan, Cardinia Shire Council




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Strategic Planning
- Cardinia Shire Council Environment Management Strategy: Actions for a sustainable future
    2004-2007, Cardinia Shire Council
- Draft Port Phillip and Westernport Native Vegetation Plan, 2000, Port Phillip and Westernport
    Catchment and Land Protection Board
- Subdivision Restructure Plans, January 2002, Cardinia Shire Council
- Building siting and design guidelines for non urban and low density residential areas, 19
    August 2002, Cardinia Shire Council
- Garfield Township Strategy, 19 August 2002, Cardinia Shire Council
- Bunyip Township Strategy, 21 February 2000, Cardinia Shire Council (revised strategy
    exhibited)
- Kooweerup Township Strategy, 17 January 2000, Cardinia Shire Council
- Lang Lang Township Strategy, 7 February 2000, Cardinia Shire Council (revised strategy
    exhibited)
- Southern Regional Housing Statement April 2006, Southern Regional Housing Working
    Group




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                             WESTERNPORT
                     GREEN WEDGE MANAGEMENT PLAN
                          STEERING COMMITTEE

                               Terms of Reference


1.
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     e.htm - top#topBackground

1.1. The non urban areas outside the Urban Growth Boundary surrounding
     metropolitan Melbourne are known as green wedges. There are 12 green
     wedges spanning 17 municipalities.

1.2. Melbourne 2030 requires a Green Wedge Management Plan to be prepared for
     each of the 12 Green Wedges. Green Wedge Management Plans are council
     adopted strategies embraced by all governmental departments in partnership
     with stakeholders and the community and provides a broad holistic “whole of
     green wedge” vision with objectives and actions for the sustainable use,
     development and management of each green wedge.

1.3. The Westernport Green Wedge is located in the south-east of Melbourne and is
     within the municipalities of Cardinia, Casey and Frankston. The key features
     and related values of the Westernport Green Wedge, as identified in Melbourne
     2030, are:

        •   Internationally recognised wetlands, such as Western Port
        •   Locations with productive agricultural potential, such as Koo-wee-rup and
            Cranbourne South
        •   Areas with potential for waste-water recycling
        •   Long-term potential for a regional airport
        •   Areas of significant landscape and environmental qualities, such as the
            Western Port environs


2. Development of a Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan

2.1. The Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan will be developed in
     accordance with the General Practice Note: Preparing a Green Wedge
     Management Plan (August 2005).

2.2. The State Government’s preferred approach to developing Green Wedge
     Management Plans for those green wedges where there are two or more
     councils involved is to prepare one Green Wedge Management Plan for the
     entire area, rather than separate plans for each municipality.


Green Wedge Precincts

2.3. The Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan will refer to three (3)
     precincts.

        2.3.1. Precinct 1 – all Westernport green wedge land within the City of
               Casey.


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       2.3.2. Precinct 2 - all Westernport green wedge land within the Shire of
              Cardinia.

       2.3.3. Precinct 3 – all Frankston green wedge land within the City of
              Frankston.

2.4. Other precincts may be identified as the project plan is developed.


3. Purpose
3.1. The purpose of the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan is to:
          •  Establish a vision and set of objectives for the Westernport Green
             Wedge shared by all levels of government, land managers and the
             community.
          •  Develop a set of policies, programs and actions that support the
             ongoing sustainable management of the Westernport Green Wedge.

4. Scope

4.1. The role of the Green Wedge Management Plan is to:

           •    Establish the vision, role and purpose for the green wedge area.

           •    Identify the values, features and assets within the green wedge and
                current land management practices.

           •    Identify social issues, settlement matrix issues and the needs of
                green wedge land owners and the wider community.

           •    Establish community ownership of the values and actions for the
                green wedge area and develop the community’s capacity to
                implement sustainable land management initiatives.

           •    Determine the objectives for the sustainable ongoing use and
                development of the green wedge area consistent with Melbourne
                2030 and other relevant Government strategies, policies and plans.
                This will be based on identified opportunities and threats.

           •    Identify programs and actions that implement the vision and
                objectives for the green wedge. This will include a review of the
                effectiveness of existing policies and programs relevant to the green
                wedge as well as the development of new mechanisms to support
                sustainable land management practices.

           •    Develop an implementation program that identifies responsibilities,
                funding opportunities, timelines and sets priorities for investment.

           •    Establish a clear monitoring and review process to ensure the Plan
                remains relevant and its performance can be measured.




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5.
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     e.htm - top#topFunctions of the Steering Committee
5.1. The purpose of the Steering Committee is to guide and control the
     development of the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan. The
     functions of the Steering Committee are to:

            •   provide direction and input into the preparation of the Green Wedge
                Management Plan;

            •   prepare the Project Plan for the preparation of the Green Wedge
                Management Plan;

            •   oversee project briefs for tasks to be undertaken to assist in the
                preparation of the Green Wedge Management Plan;

            •   review and comment on documents referred to it by the Project Team;

            •   identify appropriate resources and funding sources that might
                contribute to the preparation of the GWMP and actively support
                applications for such resources;

            •   endorse the Green Wedge Management Plan as suitable for adoption
                by the Councils; and

            •   make recommendations to the Councils on any other matters relevant
                to the Plan.

6. Membership
6.1. The Steering Committee will comprise representatives from:

            •   The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) –
                Green Wedge Management Plans (Chair)
            •   Casey City Council
            •   Cardinia Shire Council

Note – As Frankston City Council only have a small area of land within the
Westernport Green Wedge (48 ha / Approx 0.06%) they will not be represented on
the Project Steering Committee but they will be consulted with as a Key Stakeholder.

Westernport Project Team

6.2. The Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan will be coordinated by
     officers from the Green Wedge Unit of the Department of Planning and
     Community Development and officers from the planning departments of Casey
     and Cardinia Councils where appropriate.

6.3. Administrative and technical support will be provided by the Department of
     Planning and Community Development and Casey and Cardinia Councils
     where appropriate.

Consultation with Agency Stakeholders and Stakeholder Reference Group




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6.4. Consultation with Agency Stakeholders will be undertaken through
     professionally facilitated workshops at key stages in the development of the
     Green Wedge Management Plan.

6.5. A Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) will also will be established for the
     duration of the Green Wedge Management Plan project. Consultation with this
     group will occur in parallel to consultation with Agency Stakeholders at the
     workshop(s). The SRG will comprise representatives from community interest
     groups and other interested stakeholders. The purpose of the SRG will be to
     provide a forum for expressing community values and aspirations for the
     Westernport Green Wedge. It will be advisory, rather than have a decision
     making mandate and it will not be necessary for the group to achieve
     consensus on all issues. Ultimate decisions rest with the Steering Committee.

7. Implementation of the Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan
7.1. The implementation phase of the Green Wedge Management Plan is out of the
       scope of this project.
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7.2. The membership and role of the Steering Committee will be reviewed following
       adoption of the final Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan.




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