Breaking news August 2023. The State government has gazetted the Bellarine DAL. Township boundaries are set for the next 50 years unless passed through both houses of parliament. The community has been listened to. For more information Click here
OUR COMMUNITY MOVEMENT
Protect the Bellarine has been created so that the voices of the community are heard loud and clear to our decision makers. We will work to hold local and state Governments, leaders and decision-makers accountable for their actions, hopefully moving them to rethink what is possible.
ABOUT PROTECT THE BELLARINE
In 2019 the state government committed to declaring the Bellarine Peninsula a Distinctive Area and Landscape (DAL) under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and to develop a Statement of Planning Policy to protect the environment, landscapes and lifestyle of the Bellarine Peninsula. The statement provides permanent settlement boundaries for all townships, to protect their character, and preserves environmental features, green breaks and landscapes between towns. Our focus now pivots to protecting the St Leonards township character, our climate, and the environment through advocating for the protection and preservation of trees, and keeping government (local and state) to account.
Protect the Bellarine encourages everyone to play their part in our Community Movement. The only way we succeed is when the change comes from within, and we want to empower you to take an active role.
Communicate with local government , and also our elected representative Alison Marchant
Tell everyone you can
TAKE ACTION NOT INACTION
Be a Force for Good to Protect the Bellarine Peninsula