Opportunity lost to protect peri-urban agriculture, say planning experts

Andrew Miller
By Andrew Miller
Updated July 13 2022 - 3:49am, first published July 11 2022 - 8:30pm
LITTLE SUPPORT: Sally Willis, Yarra Valley Free Range Pork, Macclesfield, is concerned the state government isn't backing small farmers on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Leading planning experts say the state government has dropped the ball on protecting Melbourne's peri-urban agricultural land and green wedges, with one saying the issue appeared to be regarded as "second rate".

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Journalist

I'm a general reporter with Stock & Land, with a special interest in irrigation issues. I completed my cadetship, with the Age, in 1980. Over my career, I've worked for ABC radio news (Mt Isa, Qld) and at provincial and suburban newspapers.

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