Posted 13/10/14

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2008 Keep Macedon Ranges Rural Archive

Say NO To Suburbia Main Page

 

 

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Macedon Ranges Needs You!

For 15 years State governments have promised to protect Macedon Ranges from over-development and suburbia.  We are still waiting.

Macedon Ranges has had its own policy, Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 - Macedon Ranges & Surrounds, since 1975.  Then, it was State policy.  It must be again.

 

Resident or visitor, if you treasure Macedon Ranges' natural beauty, natural resources and rural character, thank Statement of Planning Policy No. 8, and SPEAK UP.

To keep Macedon Ranges rural, to protect what you love about this place,

tell the State government the Macedon Ranges' Localised Planning Statement (State policy) must be the Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 policy.

 

Macedon Ranges:  Endangered.  Of State level significance.  It needs State level protection.  It needs Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 as State Policy.

 

USE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS: TELL PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND ASK THEM TO HELP

MRRA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Macedon-Ranges-Residents-Association-Inc/120331464721995

MRRA Twitter @rangesresidents or  https://twitter.com/RangesResidents

 

SEND A MESSAGE TO POLITICIANS

 

The Objective:  Keep Macedon Ranges Rural.

 

The Promise: Last election, the State government promised to protect Macedon Ranges with a Localised Planning Statement (State planning policy) retaining Statement of Planning Policy No. 8.

 

The Policy:  Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 has protected the environment, towns and rural areas of the Macedon Ranges and Surrounds since 1975.  It says protecting the environment and natural resources, and keeping Macedon Ranges rural, comes first.

 

The Problem:  Macedon Ranges Council has produced a Localised Planning Statement that weakens Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 and shrinks its policy area, leaving main towns and rural land unprotected from suburban development.

 

The Difference:  Councilís new Localised Planning Statement (LPS) does not protect Macedon Ranges from suburbia; Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 does.

 

The Task: Please write or email State politicians and candidates telling them you value Macedon Ranges, and want all of it fully protected by State policy.  Don't stop there: post on their Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

THE MESSAGE: 

 

1. If the new Localised Planning Statement (State policy) isnít Statement of Planning Policy No. 8, itís not good enough, and itís not the protection we were promised (and need).

 

2. Protecting Macedon Ranges means more than protecting Hanging Rock.

 

3. Only Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 keeps Macedon Ranges rural.

 

4. Protection is needed NOW.

 

5. The new LPS must be Statement of Planning Policy No. 8.

 

 

Click here for consolidated email list

 

Liberal/National Politicians and Candidates: 

 

Minister for Planning, Hon Matthew Guy MLC 

Email matthew.guy@parliament.vic.gov.au

Facebook    https://twitter.com/MatthewGuyMP

 

Donna Petrovich, Liberal candidate (Macedon) 

Email  donna.petrovich@vic.liberal.org.au

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/DonnaPetrovichLiberal

 

Amanda Millar MLC (Upper House), Liberal, Northern Victoria Region 

Email  amanda.millar@parliament.vic.gov.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AmandaMillarMLC

Twitter  https://twitter.com/AmandaMillarMP 

 

Wendy Lovell  MLC (Upper House), Liberal, Northern Victoria Region  

Email wendy.lovell@parliament.vic.gov.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WendyLovellMP 

Twitter https://twitter.com/WendyLovellMP 

 

Damian Drum  MLC (Upper House), National, Northern Victoria Region 

Email  damian.drum@parliament.vic.gov.au

Website  http://damiandrum.com.au/ 

Twitter https://twitter.com/DDrumMP 

 

Copies to: Labor Politicians and Candidates:

 

Mary Anne Thomas, Labor candidate (Macedon) 

Email mary-anne.thomas@vic.alp.org.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MaryAnneMacedon

Twitter  https://twitter.com/MaryAnneMacedon

 

Shadow Minister for Planning, Brian Tee 

Email  brian.tee@parliament.vic.gov.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BrianTeeMP 

Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianTeeMP

 

Joanne Duncan, Member for Macedon 

Email joanne.duncan@parliament.vic.gov.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JoanneDuncanMP

 

Jaala Pulford  MLC (Upper House), Northern Victoria Region 

Email jaala.pulford@parliament.vic.giv.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JaalaPulfordMP 

Twitter https://twitter.com/JaalaPulford

 

Marg Lewis  MLC (Upper House), Northern Victoria Region 

Email marg.lewis@parliament.vic.gov.au

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/marg.lewis.31  

 

*  One of two bumper stickers produced by MRRA in 2005 (the other was "State Significance, State Protection").   2014: Same problem, same message.