The Green Wedge (cont.)
. . . . reaffirmed through the 70s, 80s and 90s, with a number of Melbourne planning strategies produced by various Victorian governments.
It wasn't until 2002 that the term 'Green Wedge' was formally recognised in the metropolitan planning strategy 'Melbourne 2030: Planning for Sustainable Growth'. Together with the introduction of an 'urban growth boundary,' green wedges were enshrined in legislation and the Victorian planning provisions.
In order that green wedges are properly managed, the victorian government requires that involved councils develop a 'Green Wedge Management Plan,' which identifies the values and features of their particular green wedge and specifies how these environmental and natural resources can be protected.