Work on the Northern and Western
Geelong Growth Areas – which will host
a combined population greater than
that of Ballarat – is a key priority of the
Council Plan for 2019–20.
A focus is the creation of Precinct
Structure Plans (PSP) for the areas
around Elcho Road East (Northern) and
Creamery Road (Western).
They are the first of nine PSPs that will
be developed in a planned, orderly
sequence for the two growth areas.
The work paves the way for the
urban development of the new
neighbourhoods, which will be home
to more than 110,000 new Geelong
The overall project aims to deliver
great places to live and meet the
city’s clever and creative aspirations,
while addressing Geelong’s long-term
population growth needs.
There is a strong commitment to
enhance the natural environment, create
vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods,
provide easy access and movement and
to grow the local economy.
The plan includes 19 primary schools, five
secondary schools, major road and rail
upgrades and the transformation of the
Batesford quarry into a freshwater lake.
A planning scheme amendment, which
is required to facilitate the PSPs, is
expected to be exhibited in July.