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11 September 2017

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A Star News Group Publication

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Young lions are kings on stage

Olivia in costume as Zazu and Zuva as Rafiki. 172162 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

Keysborough students brought a dramatic Disney classic to life on stage. More than 100 Haileybury students in Years 5 to 8 presented The Lion King Junior at the school’s Berthon Hall on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September. “The show is full of amazing costumes, wonderful talent and a tear jerker of a story,” director Rachael Taberner said.

Elliott as Simba, Zuva in costume as Rafiki, Adam as Pumbaa and Caspar as Timon at Pride Rock. 172162

n Minister steps in to protect green wedge from market plans...

Market wedged By Casey Neill The State Planning Minister is poised to personally intervene to block a Bangholme produce market. In June, Greater Dandenong Council approved the DandyFresh application to develop green wedge-zoned land in Harwood Road and bring

200 jobs to the region. Opponents have appealed against the decision to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), claiming the 5000 square metre sterilisation facility and 8700 square metre warehouse were not appropriate for the site. In “an embarrassment for Greater Dandenong Council”, Planning Minister Richard Wynne has asked the Department of Environment, Land,

Water and Planning to provide him with advice on the application. The use and development proposed for the site are not prohibited in the green wedge but there are questions about the appropriateness of its scale and form in the area. The proposal also sits within a buffer to Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant, which is in place to minimise the public’s exposure to

odour. A spokesman for Mr Wynne said the State Government had pledged to protect Melbourne’s green wedges and that wasn’t about to change. “This proposal clearly does not meet community expectations for developments in the green wedge, and the minister is considering whether he needs to intervene,” the spokesman said. Continued on page 3

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Dandenong Journal Star - 11th September 2017