Council makes submission to protect landscape of Peninsula

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Council resolved at its Planning Services Committee Meeting on Monday 16 December 2019 to make a submission to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on the draft Melbourne Industrial and Commercial Land Use Plan.

The Plan provides an overview of current and future needs for industrial and commercial land across Melbourne.

The state government aims to put in place a planning framework to support state and local government to plan more effectively for future employment and industry needs, and better inform future strategic directions.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said “though planning for future commercial and industrial land supply is very important, for the Peninsula, this type of development has the potential to significantly impact our unique and valued landscape”.

“Our submission to DELWP seeks to protect the Shire’s ability to manage industrial and commercial land use outcomes, while preserving the associated economic and infrastructure implications, as well as the valued character of our townships”.

To view the submission visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/state-government-submissions.

Information about the draft Melbourne Industrial and Commercial Land Use Plan can be found on DELWP’s ‘Engage’ website at here:

engage.vic.gov.au/planning-melbournes-industrial-and-commercial-land

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