Green Wedge Management Plan and advocacy

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Nillumbik is one of 12 green wedges around metropolitan Melbourne. Because there is substantial variation between green wedges, the Victorian Government asks each council to prepare and regularly review a local Green Wedge Management Plan. 

This is Nillumbik Shire Council’s second Green Wedge Management Plan. It was adopted by Council in November 2019. It is high-level and brings together new actions and ongoing strategies to guide funding, resourcing and service delivery for the green wedge. It will be supported by annual action plans, including regular monitoring and evaluation. 

Council is now working on the implementation of the key actions to achieve the goals and objectives of this plan.

Read the plan using the document viewer below - please note this is best viewed in 'full screen' mode.

Download the Nillumbik Shire Green Wedge Management Plan(PDF, 4MB)


The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have produced a Consultation Paper which identifies proposed reforms to the Victorian Planning Provisions (planning scheme and supporting practice notes) for Green Wedges and peri-urban areas.

Council made a submission to this Consultation Paper in September 2020.

Nillumbik Planning Scheme Amendment C131

  • Notice of approval of Amendment C131 was published in the Special Government Gazette on 13 May 2022.
  • The Amendment amends the schedule to the Green Wedge Zone and schedules 1 to 5 of the Rural Conservation Zone to require a permit trigger for earthworks which involve the receipt, importation, stockpiling or placement of more than 100 cubic metres of fill on land within those specified zones.
  • The Amendment will assist Nillumbik Shire to manage large earthworks and the placement of fill within the Green Wedge and Rural Conservation Zones (Schedules 1-5) allowing the Council to assess and mitigate the future risks and fill activities which are having significant environmental and amenity impacts in the Shire. 
  • For further information please view the Planning tab on the Green Wedge Activities and Events page.

Advisory committee

Council’s Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee provides a formal mechanism for Council to consult with key stakeholders, seek specialist advice and enable community participation in initiatives, policies and strategies concerning:

  • Climate resilience
  • Renewable energy
  • Water
  • Biodiversity and the natural environment
  • Sustainable land management
  • Recycling and waste management
  • Environmental education and engagement 

More information 

If you have any questions regarding the Green Wedge Management Plan, please contact:

Strategic Planning
Phone: 03 9433 3111