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Andrews Labor Government (elected November, 2014)

         

Minister releases Advisory Committee Report - A Big Step Forward By State Government Towards Protecting All Of The Macedon Ranges Shire, But...

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Dire News:  C110 gets the go-ahead from Panel, and Council

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Issues Paper Out for Macedon Ranges Protection - Submissions close 15 April        

Macedon Ranges Protection Advisory Committee members:  Names and biosheet

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Terms of Reference for Macedon Ranges Protection Advisory Panel Released Another welcome step towards protection, but where is the government's priority for Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 to be the basis for legislation? 

     

           

'Protecting Macedon Ranges' Community Forum, Gisborne:  Minister For Planning Impresses With Strong Commitment To Protect   

 

 

 

 

State Government Is Holding A Community Forum In Macedon Ranges

       

MRRA Reps Meet Minister For Planning, Richard Wynne

 

 

(1/12/14) LABOR WINS LOWER HOUSE, PLEDGING LEGISLATIVE PROTECTION FOR MACEDON RANGES.

"Inappropriate development risks destroying the area.  Labor will legislate to protect this iconic and historic region.”

"We will use SPP No. 8 as the basis for legislative protection."

"Labor's plan for the Macedon Ranges will provide the highest level of protection possible against inappropriate development."

"Under Labor, the beauty, heritage and unique characteristics of the Macedon Ranges will be protected for good."

We will be holding you to delivering that.

 

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PREVIOUS  (Baillieu/Napthine Liberal/National State Government)

 

Localised Planning Statement (State Policy) 2014

MRRA STICKERS:  "ENDANGERED: Protect Macedon Ranges" and "Macedon Ranges: State significance, STATE PROTECTION"

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available in main towns between 10 am - 12 noon on Saturday 22nd

 

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MRRA Stickers: Stand Up, Show You Care, And Get That Message Everywhere:   "Protect Macedon Ranges"  22 and 23 November

 

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Minister for Planning (Guy) Says Macedon Ranges Will Not Be Protected Before The State Election, Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 is Out-Of-Date, Old-Fashioned

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Macedon Ranges Needs You!  Macedon Ranges Council Hijacks the Localised Planning Statement - and State protection.

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The Good "People Of The Town Of No" Set The Record Straight - should be the Town of KNOW

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RED ALERT  Council To Adopt Its Localised Planning Statement (Town Hall, Kyneton, Wednesday 24 September, 7.00pm)

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MRRA Calls For Community To Reject Council's Localised Planning Statement: It's Not Statement of Planning Policy No. 8, And It's Not The Protection The State government Promised Us

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"What You Value" SURVEY NOW EXTENDED TO JUNE 6  New Direct Link to survey:  Take the survey now →

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 DO WE HAVE YOUR FULL ATTENTION?  Complete Council's Survey "What Do You Value About Macedon Ranges" By May 30

MRRA Meets With Minister For Planning, Matthew Guy, June 22

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State Government Sets Up Peri Urban Planning Unit Within Department

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Liberal / National Coalition Will Protect Macedon Ranges - MRRA Press Release

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Say No To Suburbia Noticeboard (Latest items)

PREVIOUS (Pre-2010 State Election: Bracks/Brumby Labor Government)

Macedon Ranges' draft Settlement Strategy:

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Labor's Regional Strategic Plan

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State Govt's Regional Strategic Plan Puts Growth Agenda In Place For Macedon Ranges: Council Endorses Plan Without Community Consultation

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'Committee For Melbourne' Thinks Macedon Ranges Is The Place For A Suburb

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State Election 2010

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Candidates' Responses

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Keep Macedon Ranges Rural Petition

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Minister for Planning And Mayor Noel Harvey:  Tag-Team To Shut Down SPP8?

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Help Us Victoria - Home Page (2005)

MRRA Pre 2004 Public Meeting Press Release

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MRRA Post 2004 Public Meeting Press Release

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Our Towns, Our Environment, Our Say

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Features

2006 State Election:  Who supported protection...  (2006)

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Spectacular response to MRRA's question to candidates:  Where do you stand on State level planning protection for Macedon Ranges?

State Planning Protection In Macedon Ranges  (2006)

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What Is It, and Why Is It Needed?

MRRA's 2006 presentation to politicians

From the Vision Splendid to The Vision Sullied (2005)

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The Urban Conversion: 2004 ‘Victoria In Future’ Growth Projections

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What they mean for Macedon Ranges (2005)

The Need for State Level Planning Protection

How Do We Stop Overdevelopment?

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Close to 2,000 existing rural lots left off new Macedon Ranges' planning scheme maps

Macedon Ranges doomed?  C48 isn't enough - we need State level protection

Macedon Ranges' planning scheme goes "clunk" as Council drops all the balls on C48

Independent MP criticizes Minister for Planning over C48

Pop the corks!  Recent VCAT decision says Macedon Ranges isn't like Melbourne (2006)

The ink's not dry on C48 and already Amendment C55 is trying to wind it back

Large use and development proposals fall before C48 and new rural zones

Fame and shame as Amendment C48 gives - and takes away!

State Government finally acknowledges Macedon Ranges is NOT protected by State Planning Policy Framework? (2005)

see also Planning Directory

         

Growth Rates: Too Much Growth in State Significant Area

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Latest DPCD Growth Figures Say Macedon Ranges' Growth Has Slowed Yet Again In 2007

2006 First Release ABS Census Data For Macedon Ranges - MRRA Overview

Latest Census Data A Shock For Macedon Ranges

Latest DSE Growth Estimates

Courtesy of the Bracks Government, Macedon Ranges is becoming so suburban even real estate agents are complaining! (2006)

Gisborne already a suburb of Melbourne (2006)

It's official:  VCAT says Romsey gets metro area's development spillover - make that Macedon Ranges too (2006)

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New Govt. survey on 'Empty Nester' housing preferences: most don't want a sea / tree change!  (2006)

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Latest Council growth projections show what will happen if we 'do nothing'  (2006)

see also Council Draft Housing Strategy 2007

Macedon Ranges’ growth rate soars (2005)

DSE's 2005 Population Bulletin

see also Urban Conversion

         

Interim Protection: State Govt. "Can Do", Except In Macedon Ranges

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Coastal Areas

Planning Minister Hulls talks tough about protecting coastal areas, but when is the Bracks Government going to deliver it's 8 year old promise to protect Macedon Ranges?

See how the Government's Coastal Strategy didn't protect Port Campbell

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Daylesford (Neighbourhood Character)

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Minister's Press Release

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Minister's Press Releases - various

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Mornington gets 'sort of' interim height protection from Minister for Planning

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Minister's Press Release

Yarra River

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Minister's Press Release

Ministerial Interventions (2005)

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MRRA's Campaign To Restore State Level Planning Protection

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Planning For a Sustainable Future Project

The $70,000 State govt. / Council strategic planning project that came out of MRRA's April 2004 meeting with Planning Minister Delahunty

Project starts May 2005

         

Bracks Govt's Refusal to Protect Macedon Ranges (2006)

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MRRA Meeting With Planning Minister (2005)

 

First MRRA letter to Minister Hulls requesting meeting (2005)

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Second MRRA letter to Hulls requesting meeting (2005)

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Sounds of Silence from Spring Street

Dianne Hadden letter to Minister supporting a meeting

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Letter from Geoff Howard MLA

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MRRA response to Geoff Howard

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Letter from Kevin Love, DSE, (2/2/05) on behalf of Minister Delahunty:  Protecting Macedon Ranges is not a matter of State or Regional significance, interim protection will not be provided, Council is to do the work.

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Resolutions (combined) MRRA Public Meetings 2004

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"Equal Significance" Chart (comparison)

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1999 Planning Panel recommendations - not done

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Have we waited long enough for Minister Hulls?, & responses

MRRA to meet with Minister Hulls' advisors

MRRA to meet with Minister Hulls

Minister Hulls' press release:  No Macedon Metropolis (2005)

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MRRA response to Minister Hulls (2005) "No Money, No Help - Macedon Ranges You're On Your Own"

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Planning Backlash Meetings With Minister Justin Madden, 2007

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MRRA call for help to Victorian Councils (2005)

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Minister for Planning's Letters to the Editor (2005)

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Planning Minister Hulls criticizes MRRA (2005)

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Minister Hulls' letter to the editor

Minister Hulls' Daylesford media release

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MRRA press release/response

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Christine Roussiyan criticism of MRRA (2005)

Planning Minister Hulls criticizes senior citizen (2005)

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Govt says Macedon Ranges already protected

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Planning Minister says govt. protects Macedon foothills from suburbia (2006)

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A sad, sad day for Macedon Ranges:  Minister For Planning's media release says his government protects the beauty of Mt. Macedon and stops suburbia stretching into the foothills of Mt. Macedon - that's just not true

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Parliament: Dianne Hadden Calls for Protection

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Bracks Broken Promises

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MRRA request for meeting with State Govt. & Govt. Response (2006)

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MRRA asks for meeting with Premier Bracks and Ministers Hulls and Thwaites

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Minister Hulls responds with someone else's letter

Mansfield (DSE) letter to MRRA

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Minister Hulls' letter to Dianne Hadden

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MRRA response to Bracks Govt's "no protection" advice

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Nothing will save Macedon Ranges from becoming a suburb now

Joanne Duncan's Final Response Means Only One Thing:   A Vote For LABOR Is A Vote For SUBURBIA

The opportunity was there to say 'yes', but Joanne Duncan confirms Bracks government still says 'no' to protecting Macedon Ranges

Labor Says NO Again In Response To Liberal Protection Proposal:

Lies, Damned Lies and More Lies?

Pre-election Labor Policy "Planning In Partnership With Local Communities"

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Other Parties' and Candidates' Responses to State Protection (State Election 2006)

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Spectacular Response To MRRA's Request For Comments On Protecting Macedon Ranges

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MRRA Asks Candidates:  Where Do You Stand On State Level Planning Protection for Macedon Ranges?

What Other Candidates Said  (Hint:  three letter word, starts with 'y', ends with 's')

Country Alliance

Andrew Robinson, Democratic Labor Party

Greens

Dave Barry, Independent

Stefano de Pieri,  Independent

Dianne Hadden, Independent

Steve 'Jack' Medcraft, Independent

Laurie Whelan, Independent

Liberal

Rob Guthrie (People Power)

People Power

Socialist Alliance Party

         

Politicians/Political Parties

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Dianne Hadden, Independent MLC Ballarat East 2006

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Greens Party

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Liberal

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Ted Baillieu, Leader Of The Opposition

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Dave Davis, Shadow Minister for Planning

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Fran Bailey, MHR McEwen, Federal Minister for Small Business and Tourism

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Robyne Head, Liberal candidate for Macedon 2006

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National Party

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State's Hidden Suburban Agenda for Macedon Ranges

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Proposed expanded metropolis in Macedon Ranges:  NCCMA Map

Tourism: Macedon Ranges goes from “Goldfields” to “Melbourne Surrounds”

Urban agenda hidden in the ‘Fast Rail’ project?

 

Western Water

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Western Water announces new water and sewerage charges

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Where Is Western Water's newly declared Macedon Sewerage District taking us?

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Macedon Ranges' Issues

Name Good Development In Macedon Ranges

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"Significance" Signs on Shire Boundaries

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State Issues

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Statement of Planning Policy No. 8

Minister for Planning And Mayor Noel Harvey:  Tag-Team To Shut Down SPP8?

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DPCD Orders The 'MACEDON RANGES POLICY' Removed From Our Planning Scheme

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Melbourne 2030

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Melbourne 2030 Audit

VCAT Boss Stuart Morris says 2030 doesn't apply in Macedon Ranges

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Melbourne 2030 Portal: How bad is Melbourne 2030?

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Collingwood Action Group - Banco Proposal

         

Parliamentary Inquiry:  Building New Communities

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MRRA Presentation to Committee

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Terms Of Reference

MRRA's Presentation

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MRRA's Purposes

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State Issues / Policies / Statements

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State Government Backs Down On Taking Residents' Rights Away In New State Residential Zones

Pre-election Labor Policy "Planning In Partnership With Local Communities"

Minister Hulls: "Favours" claim at Phillip Island, Linfox land (2006)

Minister Hulls: Days of hillbilly councillors are over (2005)

         

State Rural Zones

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Urban Growth Boundary

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VCAT

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Save Our Suburbs (Vic):  "VCAT Exposed" and "Implementation and Performance of Melbourne 2030" features on SOS website (2006)

Pop the corks!  Recent VCAT decision says Macedon Ranges isn't like Melbourne (2006)

VCAT Boss says suburban Melbourne 2030 doesn't apply in Macedon Ranges (2006)

VLGA: Fix Planning In Victoria

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Victorian Local Governance Association supports overhaul of planning in Victoria