However, Ms Peulich urged the Government to consult immediately with local communities and businesses to ensure the new planning rules avoid unplanned knock-on effects. Of particular concern is waste businesses moving into another part of the Kingston, Clayton and Dingley Village. The area is home to local residents, and businesses including food manufacturing businesses.
In response to Constituency Questions Ms Peulich raised in Parliament in August and September, it was revealed that a State Government Plan earmarked the Kingston, Clayton and Dingley Village area as a waste hub “of state importance” and stated that “part of the hub is located in the south-east green wedge and part of it is zoned industrial.”
Ms Peulich, a resident of Dingley Village, has repeatedly raised concerns around planning in the South-East Green Wedge in Parliament, and has been supportive of consultation with landowners, affected communities and local businesses.
Quotes attributed to Inga Peulich MLC, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Shadow Minister for Scrutiny of Government:
“The government’s own plan adopted some four months ago says there is a need to consult those neighbouring communities and businesses yet no action has been taken.”
“I urge the Government to get on with the consulting with neighbouring communities and businesses, without further delay to ensure local residential areas and businesses in Clayton, Clayton South, Clarinda and Dingley Village aren’t adversely affected.”