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October 2016 edition of the Newsletter

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Submission to Infrastructure Victoria’s draft 30 Year Strategy

The PUGRC has been pleased to participate in the development of a 30 year strategy for infrastructure in Victoria. The draft 30 Year Strategy has addressed a number of our priorities. However three critical priorities remain:

  1. Support and protection of agriculture
  2. Employment generating industries and infrastructure in the region
  3. Standard Developer Contributions for the region.

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September Edition of the Peri Urban Newsletter – read it now

The September Edition of the newsletter is out now. 

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Submission for Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Challenges of Rural and Regional Councils

The Peri Urban region is the fastest growing rural area in Victoria. The region will grow by an average of 49% through to 2036 with some of the Peri Urban cities forecast to more than double and in some cases triple in population. In contrast the regional cities of Ballarat Bendigo and Geelong have a slower rate of growth at 40%.

We are committed to managing our communities in a sustainable way, that facilitates sensible population growth and employment opportunities while retaining local character, important agricultural lands and environmental assets for Victoria. We are pleased to provide comment into the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee’s Inquiry 

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Management of Invasive Pests. Submission from PUGRC

The VIC Peri Urban region is 16,887 km2 and contains significant tracts of Crown land including National and State Parks. In Moorabool and Murrindindi Shires, the Crown lands and parks cover almost 50% of each municipality and in Surf Coast these uses account for 36% of the Shire.  The region also contains 10% of Victoria’s productive agricultural lands and grows 17% of the State’s primary produce.

More effective management of invasive pests on Crown Land is a significant priority of this region. Read our full submission.