Posted 9/11/10  Updated 23/11/10

 

State Election 2010

Candidates - Macedon Ranges Shire

 

MRRA Post Election Media Release

Introduction

Preferences

Candidates:

 

Lower House

Lower House Seats In Macedon Ranges Shire - main towns

How to vote in the Lower House

Macedon (Lower House) & Candidates' Preferences (How To Vote cards)

Ballarat East (Lower House) & Candidates' Preferences (How To Vote cards)

 

Upper House

Upper House Regions In Macedon Ranges Shire - main towns

How To Vote In The Upper House

Northern Victoria Region (Upper House) & Parties' Preferences (How To Vote cards)

Western Victoria Region (Upper House) & Parties' Preferences (How To Vote cards)

 

VEC maps:

Macedon / Northern Victoria Region electorate

Ballarat East / Western Victoria Region electorate

Sitting State members for Macedon Ranges (Lower & Upper House) 

Polling Places - Early Voting & Election Day Voting Places

 

See also:

State Election Main Page

Candidates

Polling Places

Headlines

Archive

Detailed Preferences

 

 

Introduction

 

MRRA invited all candidates/parties to describe where they stood on giving Macedon Ranges the State level planning protection it needs. 

 

Click here to see full responses in each Lower House electorate, and click here to see full responses for each Upper House electorate.

 

Note:  MRRA received responses from Marcus Ward, Australian Greens (Upper House - Western Victoria Region)*, and Gayle Tierney, ALP (Upper House - Western Victoria Region)* on 22/11/10.  We thank both candidates and their responses have been added below.

 

 

Preferences

 

See also Detailed Preferences

 

Candidates' and parties' preferences, as they appear on their registered How To Vote cards, are shown under their names (below).

 

Included for each electorate are preferences, or who the candidates (Lower House) and parties (Upper House) are sending their votes to after themselves. For example, preferences shown below begin with the candidate, then the other candidates in the order in which the first candidate will pass your vote on to them, if the first candidate you chose is unsuccessful.  Preference information is sourced from the Victorian Electoral Commission websiteYou can check out all preferences at the Victorian Electoral Commission's website  

http://www.vec.vic.gov.au/

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN LOWER HOUSE

 

 

Lower House seats within Macedon Ranges Shire:

 

Macedon (includes Baynton, Bolinda, Bullengarook, Clarkefield, Darraweit Guim, Gisborne, Lancefield, Macedon, Mt. Macedon, Newham, Riddells Creek, Sidonia, Romsey, Woodend).

Ballarat East (includes Kyneton, Lauriston, Malmsbury, Spring Hill, Tylden)

 

 

How To Vote In The Lower House

 

For the Legislative Assembly (Lower House) place a 1 in the box of your preferred candidate, and then number all the remaining boxes in the order of your preference. This is called full preferential voting.
 

NOTE:  Candidates appear in VEC ballot paper order (i.e. how they will appear on the ballot paper)

Source:  VEC  www.vec.vic.gov.au/

 

Candidates (8) - Macedon (Lower House)  Ballot Paper Order (VEC)

 

Candidate

Party/Affiliation

Contact Details

Position on State level planning protection for Macedon Ranges

Judith HUNGERFORD

 

Preferences:

Split Ticket

Hungerford, FFirst;

Lane, DLP;

Greaves, CA;

Beyer, Ind;

Duncan, Labor OR Weston, Liberal;

Samararatna, Ind;

Haslinghouse, Greens.

Family First

Joshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response

Joanne DUNCAN

 

Preferences:

Duncan, Labor;

Haslinghouse, Greens; Greaves, CA;

Lane, DLP;

Hungerford, FFirst;

Samararatna, Ind;

Beyer, Ind;

Weston, Liberal.

ALPJoanne Duncan
Business Hours: (03) 5428 2138
joanne.duncan@alp.org.au
See Tierney response

Gavin GREAVES

 

Preferences:

Greaves, CA;

Duncan, Labor;

Hungerford, FFirst;

Lane, DLP;

Weston, Liberal;

Beyer, Ind;

Samararatna, Ind;

Haslinghouse, Greens.

 

 

Country AllianceNeil Jenkins
Business Hours: (03) 9017 6119
Mobile: 0425 746 066
admin@countryalliance.org

Certainly Macedon is noted for its individual geographic features and we acknowledge that fact, their impact on local tourism industry and also the ambiance that has been developed around that by local people.

 

I do not have a copy of the referenced document - Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 – Macedon Ranges and Surrounds 1975. to make specific comment on.

 

We certainly acknowledge there is a lot of factors regarding planning that are currently causing concern to the resident of Macedon Ranges in a number of ways.

 

Given the amount of concern regarding planning in the local area, and in fact all rural area’s abutting metropolitan regions it is important to note, it is a matter of Country Alliance policy that we are supporting a review of current planning laws.

 

At that time we can put forward the views of Macedon Ranges and country people in general and develop a more updated version of planning laws that reflect the current values of country regions.

 

I believe this review will help to alleviate the concerns of your group as we push the views of Rural Victorians back into the planning processes of government as a whole on the Victorian front and that I, as your member, would be responsible for ensuring laws balance the values of the Macedon electorate.

 

We look forward to hearing back from your group on how you propose to vote the changes you request into government.

Mahinda SAMARARATNA

 

Preferences:

Samararatna, Ind;

Beyer, Ind;

Weston, Liberal;

Haslinghouse, Greens; Lane, DLP;

Hungerford, FFirst;

Greaves, CA;

Duncan, Labor.

 Leanne Tehan
Business Hours: (03) 9744 9999
After Hours: (03) 9740 9999
Mobile: 0488 610 207
ltehan@gmcgp.com
No response

Sharon LANE

 

Preferences:

Lane, DLP;

Hungerford, FFirst;

Beyer, Ind;

Weston, Liberal;

Samararatna, Ind;

Greaves, CA;

Duncan, Labor;

Haslinghouse, Greens.

D.L.P.Marc Florio
Mobile: 0412 252 077
No response

Nicky HASLINGHOUSE

 

Preferences:

Open Ticket

Vote 1 Haslinghouse, Nicky, then number every other box in order of your preferences.  You must number every box for your vote to count.

Aust. GreensNicky Haslinghouse
Mobile: 0409 847 060
nicky.haslinghouse@vic.greens.org.au
No response (see Paas & Toll - Northern)

Lorraine BEYER

 

Preferences:

Beyer, Ind;

Samararatna, Ind;

Haslinghouse, Greens; Weston, Liberal;

Lane, DLP;

Greaves, CA;

Hungerford, FFirst;

Duncan, Labor;

 

 

 

Independent

Campaign Manager:

John Connor

Mobile: 0412 870 500

joncon1@bigpond.com

 

Lorraine:

PO Box 419, Romsey, 3434.

Mobile: 0459 207 427

Lorraine.beyer@gmail.com

 

One of my policy areas is State Respect for Local Priorities which includes:

  • Greater consultation between State, local government and communities.

  • Greater respect and attention of State decision-makers to the wishes and priorities of local communities.

So often I have seen how the system works against local priorities and values and how hard communities and local government have to work to be heard. Having been social planner at Macedon Ranges council for five years,  I have seen first hand how contemptuous and dismissive State planning officials often are of local government generally and the wishes and values of local communities. This is why I have included it as a policy area. In a truly democratic society people's voices should count at the local level. Through my work in Macedon Ranges with population demographics, housing strategy, health plan, community safety and crime prevention planning and so on I have developed an excellent understanding of what people in Macedon Ranges value about their communities and how population and housing choices affect lifestyle and quality of life.

After a restructure at Council I am now working in the strategic planning area and learning about planning legislation and planning controls. I am also a corporate member of the Planning Institute of Australia (Vic Branch) and regularly attend professional and planning forums. In this way I keep up to date with much of the thinking around planning in Victoria.  As a local resident I share the values of other residents and am protective and pro active in standing firm in the face of State attempts to over ride local government and community wishes.

Tristan WESTON

 

Preferences:

Weston, Liberal;

Hungerford, FFirst;

Lane, DLP;

Greaves, CA;

Samararatna, Ind;

Beyer, Ind;

Duncan, Labor;

Haslinghouse, Greens.

LiberalTristan Weston
Mobile: 0401 380 728
tristan.weston@vic.liberal.org.au

Liberal / National Party position:

 

LOCALISED PLANNING STATEMENTS
 

A Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will establish localised planning statements for a number of key areas around Victoria.

 

These new Statements of Planning Policy will apply to:

  • The Mornington Peninsula;

  • The Yarra Valley;

  • The Macedon Ranges; and

  • The Bellarine Peninsula.

A Liberal Nationals Coalition Government reaffirms its support for the retention of Statement of Planning Policy Number 8 that currently exists in the Macedon Ranges but which is being repeatedly undermined by the Labor Government.

 

Statement from Matthew Guy, Opposition Spokesman for Planning:

 

I can confirm that we will ensure that the localised planning statements will be part of state planning policy for these geographic areas to ensure that planning  respects what a Coalition government's intentions are for them.


For us, there's no more mucking around on this, if these planning statements are reflected in state policy, it gives the desired protection for all of those communities.

 

 

 

Candidates (4) - Ballarat East (Lower House)  Ballot Paper Order (VEC)

 

Candidate

Party/Affiliation

Contact Details

Position on State level planning protection for Macedon Ranges

Linda ZIBELL

 

Preferences:

Howard, Labor;

Taylor, Liberal;

Greville, FFirst.

Aust. GreensJon Stanger
Business Hours: (03) 5338 4667
Mobile: 0415 755 181

jon.stanger@vic.greens.org.au

No response (see Paas & Toll - Northern)

Ben TAYLOR

 

Preferences:

Greville, FFirst

Howard, Labor

Zibell, Greens

Liberal Ben Taylor
Mobile: 0488 507 305
ben.taylor@vic.liberal.org.au

Liberal / National Party position:

 

LOCALISED PLANNING STATEMENTS
 

A Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will establish localised planning statements for a number of key areas around Victoria.

 

These new Statements of Planning Policy will apply to:

  • The Mornington Peninsula;

  • The Yarra Valley;

  • The Macedon Ranges; and

  • The Bellarine Peninsula.

A Liberal Nationals Coalition Government reaffirms its support for the retention of Statement of Planning Policy Number 8 that currently exists in the Macedon Ranges but which is being repeatedly undermined by the Labor Government.

 

Statement from Matthew Guy, Opposition Spokesman for Planning:

 

I can confirm that we will ensure that the localised planning statements will be part of state planning policy for these geographic areas to ensure that planning  respects what a Coalition government's intentions are for them.


For us, there's no more mucking around on this, if these planning statements are reflected in state policy, it gives the desired protection for all of those communities.

Geoff HOWARD

 

Preferences:

Zibell, Greens

Taylor, Liberal

Greville, FFirst

ALPGeoff Howard
Business Hours: (03) 5331 7722
geoff.howard@alp.org.au
See Tierney response

Gary GREVILLE

 

Preferences:

 

Straight Ticket *

Taylor, Liberal

Howard, Labor,

Zibell, Greens

 

Split ticket *

Howard, Labor OR Taylor, Liberal,

Zibell, Greens

Family FirstJoshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response

 

 

 

VICTORIAN UPPER HOUSE

 

 

Upper House regions within Macedon Ranges Shire:

 

Northern Victoria Region (includes Baynton, Bolinda, Bullengarook, Clarkefield, Darraweit Guim, Gisborne, Lancefield, Macedon, Mt. Macedon, Newham, Riddells Creek, Sidonia, Romsey, Woodend).

Western Victoria Region (includes Kyneton, Lauriston, Malmsbury, Spring Hill, Tylden)

 

 

How To Vote In The Upper House

 

Upper House ballot papers feature a thick black line horizontally across the page.  The boxes above this line represent the political parties, or groups, that have candidates in the election. The boxes below the line represent each individual candidate.

 

With this type of ballot you can vote either above or below the line but not both.

  • If you choose to vote above the line, you must only place a 1 in the box above the party or group you want to support. Your ballot paper will be counted according to the preferences on that party or group's registered group voting ticket (how to vote card).

  • If you choose to vote below the line, place a 1 in the box against your most preferred candidate and then number the required number of other boxes according to your preference, placing a different number against each candidate's name.

  • For the State Legislative Council (Upper House) you are only required to number a total of five preferences (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5), but can number more.  This means your vote is valid if you correctly number only five boxes, starting with 1 for the candidates you first prefer.  You can number as many more boxes (e.g. 6 - 10), or all boxes, as you prefer.  

 

NOTE:  Parties appear in VEC ballot paper order (i.e. how they will appear on the ballot paper)

Source:  VEC  www.vec.vic.gov.au/

 

 

Candidates (25) - Northern Victoria Region (Upper House)  Ballot Paper Order (VEC)

 

CandidateParty/AffiliationContact Details

Position on State level planning protection for Macedon Ranges

 
A  COUNTRY ALLIANCE

Preferences:  Country Alliance; DLP; Family First; Liberals/Nationals; Christian Democratic Party; ALP; Sex Party; Greens.

Steven THRELFALL

Shepparton

Country AllianceSteve Threlfall
Business Hours: (03) 9017 6119
Mobile: 0418 868 867
trelly@countryalliance.org
No response (see Greaves - Macedon)
Frank GAYLARD

Harston

Country AllianceNeil Jenkins
Business Hours: (03) 90176119
Mobile: 0425 746 066
admin@countryalliance.org
No response (see Greaves - Macedon)
CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (FRED NILE) - No Response

Preferences: Christian Democratic Party; DLP; Family First; Liberals/Nationals; Country Alliance;  ALP; Greens; Sex Party.

Ewan McDONALD

Timmering

Christian PartyEwan McDonald
Mobile: 0402 428 137
ewan@megalink.com.au
No response
Steve FLANAGAN

White Hills

Christian PartyEwan McDonald
Mobile: 0402 428 137
ewan@megalink.com.au
No response
C  FAMILY FIRST - No Response

Preferences:  Family First; Christian Democratic Party; DLP; Country Alliance; Liberals/Nationals; ALP; Sex Party; Greens.

Laurie WINTLE

Girgarre

Family First Joshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response
Neville HUNTER

Kyabram

Family First Joshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response
D  AUSTRALIAN GREENS

Preferences:  Greens; ALP; Sex Party; DLP; Family First; Christian Democratic Party; Liberals/Nationals; Country Alliance. 

David JONES

Sedgwick

Aust. Greens  David Jones
Mobile: 0421 408 129
davidjonessedgwick@hotmail.com
No response (see below and Ward, Western)
Helen ROBINSON

Tallangatta

Aust. Greens

 

Kymberlie Dimozantos
Mobile: 0432 480 402
helen.robinson@vic.greens.org.au
No response (see below and Ward, Western)
Hans PAAS

Castlemaine

Aust. Greens

 

Hans Paas
Business Hours: (03) 5446 3477
Mobile: 0419 349 269
hanspaas@yahoo.com

I have been visiting the Macedon Ranges area since the early 1970s and recognised that this is a very special and pristine part of Victoria.  It is obvious that the restrictions on development have been largely responsible for the fact that the area is still largely as I remember it when I first visited and stayed there. I fully support the proposal to restore the level protection to that of State Policy.

Kate TOLL

Castlemaine

Aust. Greens

 

Kate Toll
Business Hours: (03) 5470 6925
After Hours: (03) 5470 6925
Mobile: 0427 803 487
kate.toll@bigpond.com

If elected I would work very hard to provide State level planning protection for the Macedon Ranges.

 

Protecting our drinking water catchments, our heritage, landscape, natural conservation features and our precious agricultural soils is one of my highest priorities. A region such as the Macedon Ranges, being home to such significant geomorphic features such as Hanging Rock and Mt Macedon, is important to conserve for all Victorians.

 

I would push to re-endorse Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 – Macedon Ranges and Surrounds 1975 as State policy, and to limit population growth and development in the area in order to protect such areas of environmental significance.  I acknowledge your desire to ensure that there is an ability to modify zones and overlays so that the policy can be delivered in day to day decision-making.

 

It would be a great shame indeed if one day the beautiful Macedon Ranges was to resemble an outer suburb of Melbourne.

 

I would work to the best of my ability to ensure that this did not happen.

Ben ROBERTSON

St Kilda

Aust. GreensBen Robertson
Mobile: 0409 336 012
ben.robertson@vic.greens.org.au

No response (see above, and Ward, Western)

E  LIBERAL/NATIONALS

Preferences:  Liberals/Nationals; Country Alliance; Family First; DLP; Christian Democratic Party; Sex Party; ALP; Greens.

Wendy LOVELL

Shepparton

Liberal Wendy Lovell
Business Hours: (03) 5821 0055
Mobile: 0419 511 164
wendy.lovell@parliament.vic.gov.au

Liberal / National Party position:

 

LOCALISED PLANNING STATEMENTS
 

A Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will establish localised planning statements for a number of key areas around Victoria.

 

These new Statements of Planning Policy will apply to:

  • The Mornington Peninsula;

  • The Yarra Valley;

  • The Macedon Ranges; and

  • The Bellarine Peninsula.

A Liberal Nationals Coalition Government reaffirms its support for the retention of Statement of Planning Policy Number 8 that currently exists in the Macedon Ranges but which is being repeatedly undermined by the Labor Government.

 

Statement from Matthew Guy, Opposition Spokesman for Planning:

 

I can confirm that we will ensure that the localised planning statements will be part of state planning policy for these geographic areas to ensure that planning  respects what a Coalition government's intentions are for them.


For us, there's no more mucking around on this, if these planning statements are reflected in state policy, it gives the desired protection for all of those communities.

 

Damian DRUM

Quarry Hill

Nationals Luke O'Sullivan
Business Hours: (03) 9654 6588
Mobile: 0418 335 713
luke.osullivan@nationals.org.au
Donna PETROVICH

Woodend

Liberal Donna Petrovich
Business Hours: (03) 5782 2011
Mobile: 0417 573 109
donna.petrovich@parliament.vic.gov.au
Reid MATHER

Culgoa

NationalsLuke O'Sullivan
Business Hours: (03) 9654 6588
Mobile: 0418 335 713
luke.osullivan@nationals.org.au
Martin IRELAND

East Bendigo

 

Liberal

 

Martin Ireland
Mobile: 0437 887 613
martin.ireland@vic.liberal.org.au
F  ALP - No Response

Preferences:  ALP; Country Alliance; Greens; Sex Party; DLP; Family First; Liberals/Nationals; Christian Democratic Party. 

Candy BROAD

Daylesford

ALPCandy Broad
candy.broad@alp.org.au
See Tierney response
Kaye DARVENIZA

Shepparton

ALPKaye Darveniza
kaye.darveniza@alp.org.au
See Tierney response
Jamie BYRON

Sunbury

ALPJamie Byron
Mobile: 0412 108 467
jamie.byron@alp.org.au
See Tierney response
Shaun ROSAIA

Strathfieldsaye

ALPShaun Rosaia
shaun.rosaia@alp.org.au
See Tierney response
Anthony SHERIDAN

Sunbury

ALPAnthony Sheridan
anthony.sheridan@alp.org.au

 

See Tierney response
SEX PARTY

Preferences:  Sex Party; Country Alliance; Greens;  ALP; Liberals/Nationals;  DLP; Family First; Christian Democratic Party. 

Tristram CHELLEW

Kew

Sex PartyFiona Patten
Mobile: 0413 734 613
fpatten@sexparty.org.au

As a child some of my fondest memories are of hiking up to hanging rock and so from a personal level I certainly have a vested interest in keeping the area from becoming an outer suburb of the city. I understand that the Macedon Ranges area is of significant cultural, natural and economic importance in terms of tourism to both Victoria as a whole and to the residents of the region.

 

To protect the Macedon Ranges, a planning scheme that allows for development to keep pace with population growth locally yet maintains the region's unique and important features must be developed. 

 

Macedon's local council is taking positive steps in its Community Planning program but for this to be effective it must be truly representative of the community's ideals.

 

In regards to "Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 ? Macedon Ranges and Surrounds 1975" I understand the need for planning amendments, as new policy is developed and situations change, old policy becomes less applicable; however to simply say that previous policy is outdated and therefore must be removed isn't enough. If Planning Policy No. 8 is to be replaced or written out of the planning scheme the new structure must be comprehensively explained to residents. Given that the policy contains planning protection of the region the removal should not be able to happen as a matter of course, new structures must be developed to protect the individual characteristics of the Macedon Ranges region to replace those lost. Removal of the Planning Policy No. 8 should not become an opening of the gates to allow over development and suburbanisation of what is integrally a rural community.

 

Victoria is a growing state with an expanding population; well-implemented planning policy can work to allow for this ever-increasing population. Development in Victoria's regional areas can and should be directed at communities that want and need it most. 

 

Currently, the Australian Sex Party does not have policy on these issues, being a civil liberties directed party it has not come under our pre-election scope. This however is not to say it is something we are not concerned about or wouldn't welcome input on, in fact any input you or your organisation provide would be taken under serious consideration.

Justine ARFARAS

Brunswick West

Sex PartyFiona Patten
Mobile: 0413 734 613
fpatten@sexparty.org.au

No response - (see above)

H  DLP - DEMOCRATIC LABOR PARTY

Preferences:  DLP; Country Alliance; Christian Democratic Party; Family First; Liberals/Nationals; ALP; Sex Party; Greens.

Mark ROYAL

Sunbury

DLP

 Democratic Labor Party

Marc Florio
Mobile: 0412 252 077
No response
John CARTY

Goornong

DLP

 Democratic Labor Party

Marc Florio
Mobile: 0412 252 077
No response

 

 

 

Candidates (27) - Western Victoria Region (Upper House)  Ballot Paper Order (VEC)

 

CandidateParty/AffiliationContact Details

Position on State level planning protection for Macedon Ranges

 
A  LIBERALS / NATIONALS

Preferences:  Liberals/Nationals; DLP; Family First; Country Alliance; ALP; Greens.

David KOCH

Mount Duneed

Liberal David Koch
Business Hours: (03) 5222 1941
Mobile: 0418 723 031
david.koch@parliament.vic.gov.au

Liberal / National Party position:

 

LOCALISED PLANNING STATEMENTS
 

A Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will establish localised planning statements for a number of key areas around Victoria.

 

These new Statements of Planning Policy will apply to:

  • The Mornington Peninsula;

  • The Yarra Valley;

  • The Macedon Ranges; and

  • The Bellarine Peninsula.

A Liberal Nationals Coalition Government reaffirms its support for the retention of Statement of Planning Policy Number 8 that currently exists in the Macedon Ranges but which is being repeatedly undermined by the Labor Government.

 

Statement from Matthew Guy, Opposition Spokesman for Planning:

 

I can confirm that we will ensure that the localised planning statements will be part of state planning policy for these geographic areas to ensure that planning  respects what a Coalition government's intentions are for them.


For us, there's no more mucking around on this, if these planning statements are reflected in state policy, it gives the desired protection for all of those communities.

Simon RAMSAY

Ombersley

Liberal Simon Ramsay
Mobile: 0418 344 794
simon.ramsay@vic.liberal.org.au
David O'BRIEN

Penshurst

Nationals Luke O'Sullivan
Business Hours: (03) 9654 6588
Mobile: 0418 335 713
luke.osullivan@nationals.org.au
Melanie DOW

Bacchus Marsh

Liberal Melanie Dow
Mobile: 0401 057 469
melanie.dow@vic.liberal.org.au
Ruby CAMERON

Myamyn

Nationals Luke O'Sullivan
Business Hours: (03) 9654 6588
Mobile: 0418 335 713
luke.osullivan@nationals.org.au
B  FAMILY FIRST

Preferences:  Family First; Country Alliance; DLP; Liberals/Nationals; ALP; Greens.

Joshua REIMER

Bell Post Hill

Family First Joshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response
Graeme PRESSER

Penshurst

Family First Joshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response
Trevor PEARCE

Bannockburn

Family First Joshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response
Jahzeel CONCEPCION

Warrnambool

Family First Joshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response
Jim RAINEY

Ascot

Family First Joshua Reimer
Business Hours: (03) 9800 5393
info@vic.familyfirst.org.au
No response
C  ALP

Preferences:  ALP; Greens; Country Alliance; DLP; Family First; Liberals/Nationals.

Jaala PULFORD

Ballarat Central

ALP Jaala Pulford
jaala.pulford@alp.org.au
See Tierney response below
Gayle TIERNEY

Portarlington

ALP Gayle Tierney
gayle.tierney@alp.org.au

Thank you for your letter and your strong advocacy on behalf of the Macedon Ranges Residents’ Association.

Labor shares your passion for the unique environmental values of the Macedon Ranges and agrees that they are worthy of protection. To this end the Macedon Ranges are referenced in the “Significant environment and landscape” section of the State Planning Policy Framework (Clause 12.04). This policy recognises the importance and attributes of the Macedon Ranges, and explicitly aims to protect this environmentally-sensitive area from any development that would diminish its conservation or recreation values. All relevant planning decisions must have regard to this policy.

I also note that Statement of Planning Policy No. 8 – Macedon Ranges and Surrounds 1975 continues to be referenced, in its entirety, as a local policy in the Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme (at Clause 22.01).

The Brumby Labor Government does not support the Macedon Ranges as being an outer suburb of Melbourne. We have clearly articulated the limits of Melbourne’s metropolitan growth in the positioning of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) and in our metropolitan planning strategies, namely Melbourne 2030 and its update Melbourne @ 5 Million.

In line with these strategies, approximately 46,000 hectares of land was brought within the UGB earlier this year, in order to meet Melbourne’s projected housing needs. The Brumby Labor Government has no plans to expand the UGB any further in the foreseeable future. To clarify, the expanded UGB does not extend to the Macedon Ranges as suggested in your letter. The new suburb you have referenced, Toolern, is located to the immediate south-east of the township of Melton.

If re-elected, the Brumby Labor Government would continue to support the protection of the Macedon Ranges through appropriate planning policy. Labor is also committed to the autonomy of local communities creating their own future in the context of State planning policy, and to that end we encourage the local community and council to develop its planning scheme accordingly. A range of mechanisms are available to assist Council in managing the location, form and scale of future development.

Richard MORROW

Bambra

ALP Richard Morrow
richard.morrow@alp.org.au
See Tierney response above
Geoff DAWSON

Toolern Vale

ALP Geoff Dawson
geoff.dawson@alp.org.au
See Tierney response above
Paul ROMAS

Reservoir

ALP Paul Romas
paul.romas@alp.org.au

See Tierney response above

D  DLP - DEMOCRATIC LABOR PARTY

Preferences:  DLP; Country Alliance; Family First; Liberals/Nationals; ALP; Greens.

Peter KAVANAGH

Clifton Springs

DLP

 Democratic Labor Party

Peter Kavanagh
Mobile: 0408 224 774
kavanagh.peter@parliament.vic.gov.au
No response
Steve CAMPBELL

Ceres

DLP

 Democratic Labor Party

Steve Campbell
Mobile: 0458 980 268
No response
Jane BYRNE

Essendon

DLP

 Democratic Labor Party

Peter Kavanagh
Mobile: 0408 224 774
kavanagh.peter@parliament.vic.gov.au
No response
Maria MAZZARELLA EssendonDLP

 Democratic Labor Party

Peter Kavanagh
Mobile: 0408 224 774
kavanagh.peter@parliament.vic.gov.au
No response
Max CROCKETT

Newcomb

DLP

 Democratic Labor Party

Peter Kavanagh
Mobile: 0408 224 774
kavanagh.peter@parliament.vic.gov.au

No response

E  AUSTRALIAN GREENS

Preferences:  Greens; ALP; DLP; Family First; Liberals/Nationals; Country Alliance.

Marcus WARD
Pastoria
Aust. Greens

 

Marcus Ward
Business Hours: (03) 5423 5254
Mobile: 0427 235 254
mward10@activ8.net.au

I’ve long been an advocate for SPP8, using it successfully at VCAT and the AAT several times to stop inappropriate developments in the Macedon Ranges.

 

As president of the Macedon Ranges Conservation Society, I made a presentation to the state planning panel charged with reviewing submissions for the amalgamated shires new planning scheme. One of my recommendations was for the retention of SPP8 as a state policy. This was advocated by several individuals and groups presenting to the planning panel. The panel did recommend retaining SPP8 as a state policy. Unfortunately, the planning minister at the time did not accept this recommendation.

 

As a member of the Shire’s planning scheme review committee, I, along with Christine, continually argued for the retention of SPP8 as a state policy.

 

Returning SPP8 to a state policy will be a leap forward, and I’ll continue to work for this re-instatement.

Judy CAMERON

Winchelsea South

Aust. Greens

 

Judy Cameron
Business Hours: (03) 5288 7005
After Hours: (03) 5288 7005
Mobile: 0409 417 562
judy.cameron@vic.greens.org.au
No response (see above, and Paas & Toll - Northern)
Jamal BLAKKARLY

Ballarat

Aust. GreensJamal Blakkarly
Mobile: 0405 784 203
jamalblakkarly@hotmail.com
No response (see above, and Paas & Toll - Northern)
Susan PERRON

Grovedale

Aust. Greens Judy Cameron
Mobile: 0409 417 562
cameron.judy3@gmail.com
No response (see above, and Paas & Toll - Northern)
Jean CHRISTIE

Warrnambool

Aust. Greens

 

Jean Christie
Mobile: 0417 552 935
jean.christie@vic.greens.org.au

No response (see above, and Paas & Toll - Northern)

F  COUNTRY ALLIANCE

Preferences:  Country Alliance; DLP; Family First; Liberals/Nationals; ALP; Greens.

Miles HODGE

Grovedale

Country Alliance Miles Hodge
Business Hours: (03) 9017 6119
Mobile: 0412 524 433
mileshodge1@bigpond.com
No response (see Greaves - Macedon)
Ron HEATH 

Whittington

Country Alliance Neil Jenkins
Business Hours: (03) 9017 6119
Mobile: 0425 746 066
No response (see Greaves - Macedon)