To: Knox City Council

Save the Glenfern Green Wedge

Save the Glenfern Green Wedge

We call on Knox City Council to oppose the subdivision of the "Glenfern Green Wedge” located at 157―173 Glenfern Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria. We ask the Knox Council, in conjunction with State and Federal Governments, Melbourne Water and others, to help purchase and preserve this unique tract of land for future generations.

Why is this important?

The Glenfern Green Wedge, at the northern tip of the National Trust listed Lysterfield Valley, lies outside the urban growth boundary, is part of the Dandenong Ranges foothills, is adjacent to two existing flora and fauna reserves, and is part of an important wildlife corridor. It is the last remaining undeveloped section of Ferny Creek and is under threat from subdivision and development. Loss of this Green Wedge to housing has significant permanent ramifications to the local area and residents, and to all Melbournians and the many tourists who pass through this scenic and special area.

How it will be delivered

This petition will be delivered to Knox City Council, hopefully at their July or August meeting 2012.