City's inclusion in plan questioned

Peter Begg 22May08

A PEAK local government body is demanding to know why Geelong was included in an audit of Melbourne 2030 when the council was never part of the strategy.

The move comes as Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood yesterday rejected the need for the State Government's new planning partnership in the city.

"This is about an audit of Melbourne councils and their planning needs. It should not be applied to Geelong," Cr Harwood said.