In 2019 we engaged with farmers, community members, industry, local government and stakeholders to test criteria for protecting agricultural land around Melbourne. You can read the consultation findings report here.
We have considered your feedback and have developed planning options to deliver lasting protection of agricultural land and guide decision-making in our green wedges.
These options are outlined in a consultation paper, which is available to download from the Consultation materials section of this page.
We want to hear from you and get your feedback on the planning options.
You can have your say by commenting on the feedback map or making a submission.
Planning for Melbourne's Green Wedges and Agricultural Land
Learn what can and cannot be influenced through making a submission.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of Victoria's privacy laws.
We encourage you to read the Privacy collection statement in full before participating in any consultation activities.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victoria’s privacy laws.
The submission you provide to DELWP will be reviewed by the ‘Planning for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and Agricultural Land’ project team and will be deidentified before it is used to develop the engagement findings report. The engagement findings report will be uploaded to the ‘Planning for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and Agricultural Land’ webpage on DELWP’s website. The information in it will be available to the Minister for Planning, DELWP staff, and its contracted service providers under confidentiality agreements.
The email address you provide may be used to contact you should we need to clarify your submission, provide you with project updates, or survey you about your customer experience. The postcode information you provide will be used to identify and spatially analyse key themes and common pieces of feedback that emerge from particular parts of the project study area.
To protect individual privacy, DELWP will remove all personally identifiable information (e.g. individual name, email address, postcode) from submissions before they are published on the DELWP website. Please make sure you do not include any free text that would identify you or anyone else. If you are making a submission on behalf of a group or organisation, then your comments may be published, including the name of your organisation. De-identified submissions may be used by DELWP, or its contracted service providers under confidentiality agreements, in preparing its recommendations to government.
Please note, if you do not provide your email address, we will not be able to identify your submission if you wish to access it, make a correction, or require technical support.
The comments you provide to DELWP in the feedback map will be reviewed by the ‘Planning for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and Agricultural Land’ project team, and will be publicly visible to people who visit this website. Please make sure you do not include any free text that would identify you or anyone else.
Comments collected through the map will be collectively analysed and summarised in an engagement findings report. This report will be uploaded to the ‘Planning for Melbourne’s Green Wedges and Agricultural Land’ webpage on DELWP’s website. The information in it will be available to the Minister for Planning, DELWP staff, and its contracted service providers under confidentiality agreements.
Should you need to correct the information you provided or gain access to your submission, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two submission forms:
- Shortform submission, which will take around 10 minutes to complete; or
- Longform submission, which will take around 30 minutes to complete
Attachments can be uploaded on either form, either independent of or to complement your online submission.
Each submission form will enable you to tell us:
- What you value about Melbourne’s green wedges and peri-urban areas
- Whether you support the proposed planning options
- If you don’t support them, how you think we could improve the proposed planning options, or what we could do instead
- What impacts the proposed changes are likely to have
Why make a submission?
- Help shape the future of Melbourne’s green wedges and peri-urban areas
- Have your say about protecting Melbourne’s foodbowl – an important resource for all Victorians
- Share your knowledge about living in, working in and visiting these unique areas
Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 5 February 2021.
Short form submission
We encourage feedback in a way that suits you.
This short-form submission allows you to provide feedback on the themes outlined in the consultation paper rather than every individual option.
If you'd like to comment on each option, you can use the long-form submission in the next tab.
Long form submission
We encourage feedback in a way that suits you.
This long-form submission allows you to provide feedback on each option outlined in the consultation paper.
If you'd prefer to comment more generally on the themes of the options outlined in the consultation paper, you can use the short-form submission in the previous tab.