Warrandyte area as a Key Area of Regional Significance

by | Dec 25, 2013 | Planning

We live in Warrandyte and its surrounds because it is a very special place. The Warrandyte Community Association would like to ensure this continues by gaining inclusion in the Localised Planning Statement issued by Planning Minister Matthew Guy (see web link below) which proposes four ‘Key Areas of Regional Significance’: Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley, Macedon Ranges and the Bellarine Peninsula as they are distinctive in their own right with significant geographic and physical features which contribute to the quality of life of all Victorians.

Warrandyte and its surrounds also have distinctive environmental and heritage features enjoyed by all Victorians. As the ‘lungs of Melbourne’ it has the best preserved bushland bordering the Yarra, its heritage as the location of the first Victorian gold strike and the subsequent artists’ colony emphasise its historic and cultural value.

The WCA is urging the Minister to include Warrandyte as a ‘Key Area of Regional Significance’ or at least include it as the ‘Gateway to the Yarra Valley’, to help ensure that these unique characteristics are not lost in the increasing expansion of suburbia. We are asking you to support this bid by contacting the Minister and your local Member.

The press release can be found here.

You can write to the Minister at:
The Honourable Matthew Guy MLC
Minister for Planning

Copied to your local member:
The Hon Ryan Smith MP
State Member for Warrandyte
Minister for Environment and Climate Change
Minister for Youth Affairs


The Hon Danielle Green MP
State member for Yan Yean

We will be contacting members and friends to inform them more closely of our many activities. These include our ‘Be Ready Warrandyte’ bushfire planning program, environment, planning, local government and cultural issues.

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Kind Regards

Dick Davies
Warrandyte Community Association Inc.

66 Bradleys Lane
Warrandyte, Victoria, 3113
Mob: +61 (0)413 753 622
Tel: + 61 (0)3 9844 4686
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