Our Region, Our Environment, Our Future.
State Government Victoria
The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region

Leadership for the Hinterland

The success of this strategy will be evidence of effective leadership.  Leaders will drive the achievement of its targets for the regional community.  They will bring relevant organisations together and foster collaboration to achieve optimum results with available resources.

Specific targets are set for the Hinterland within each Council's boundaries.  The leaders for the achievement of these targets are listed below.

The Hinterland area, targets and other details can also be explored on the interactive map.

Summary of Leaders, Targets and Statements of Commitment for Hinterland
Lead role Total current extent of Hinterland (Ha) within the PPW region Targets Statements of Commitment
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council 41,159 The Mornington Peninsula Shire will seek to retain the existing Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) while acknowledging that UGB boundaries are at the discretion of the Minister for Planning. TBD
City of Whittlesea 27,762 At least 27,762 hectares of Hinterland remains in the City of Whittlesea to 2030. City of Whittlesea is committed to balancing the physical and community development needs of its communities with safeguarding the rich natural heritage contained within its Hinterland. It acknowledges that future expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary metropolitan Melbourne is at the discretion of the Minister for Planning. As a Planning Authority and a Responsible Authority under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the City of Whittlesea will work with State Government, developers and other relevant stakeholders to contain urban growth by promoting the efficient use of land within the established Urban Growth Boundaries.

David Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer, September 2013

Manningham City Council 2,917 At least 2,917 hectares of land in the Manningham City Council area remains zoned as 'Green Wedge', 'Rural Living', 'Farm' or 'Rural Conservation' through to 2030. Manningham City Council considers this target important and achievable. It is intent on and will contribute to its attainment. The Manningham City Council recognises that collaboration and coordination amongst numerous organisations is required to achieve this target and will play a lead role by generating and fostering the necessary partnerships.


Joe Carbone, Chief Executive Officer, April 2013

Brimbank City Council 821 At least 821 hectares of land in the Brimbank City Council are remains zoned as 'Green Wedge', 'Rural Living', 'Farm' or Rural Conservation' through to 2030. TBD
City of Kingston 616 At least 616ha of open space to be retained/maintained in the Kingston City Council area to 2035 as per One Vision Council-Plan. The Kingston City Council considers this target important and achievable. It is intent on and will contribute to its attainment.  Kingston City Council recognises that collaboration and coordination with the local community is required to achieve this target and will play a lead role through fostering community engagement.
Tony Collins, Parks & Recreation Team Leader
Totals 73,275    
Summary of other Hinterland areas across the region
Council area Total current extent of Hinterland (HA) within the PPW region Proposed Target
Bass Coast 33,707 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Baw Baw 46,521 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Cardinia 78,838 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Casey 13,534 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Frankston 2,085 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
French Island 6,479 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Golden Plains 8 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Greater Dandenong 3,542 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Greater Geelong 16,751 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Hepburn 979 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Hume 23,430 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Knox 589 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Macedon Ranges 81,496 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Maroondah 132 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Melton 27,624 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Mitchell 13,485 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Moorabool 63,164 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Murrindindi 2,552 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Nillumbik 27,726 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
South Gippsland 25,322 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Wyndham 21,585 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Yarra Ranges 78,931 Maintain the extent of Hinterland outside the Urban Growth Boundary in each Council area
Total 568,986  

 

The Hinterland area, targets and other details can be explored on the Interactive Map.  Targets and leadership arrangements are determined in consultation with relevant departments, agencies and delegated land managers.