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Western Geelong Growth Area

Western Geelong Growth Area, in Batesford, has study area of 3,240 hectares and is anticipated to deliver up to 22,000 new dwellings for a population of approximately 60,000 residents.

A brochure has been developed outlining the draft ‘future urban structure plan’ for the Western Geelong Growth Area and provides high-level direction on future land uses and major networks of transport, open space and activity centres.

Download a copy of the brochure for the Western Geelong Growth Area.

map showing the Northern Geelong Growth Area

Western Geelong growth area, in Batesford, has study area of 3,240 hectares and is anticipated to deliver up to 22,000 new dwellings for a population of approximately 60,000 residents.

The Western Geelong growth area is an iconic landscape characterised by the Barwon and Moorabool Rivers with views across the Barrabool Hills and the Batesford quarry as its centrepiece.

The growth area is generally bounded by the Geelong Ring Road to the east, the Barwon River to the south, the Geelong-Ballarat rail line to the north and Batesford township to the west.




Vision for Western Geelong

Learn about the project vision and set of principles that will guide the framework plan for the Western Geelong growth area.


Key statistics

Study area: 3,240 hectares Development area: 1,793 hectares*
Future population: 50,000-61,600* Future dwelling yield: 18,000-22,000
Employment area: 90-160 hectares

* Estimates only - to be refined through planning processes.

View a summary poster detailing project timeline and key statistics for the Western Geelong growth area.


Project scale

Understand the scale of the Western Geelong growth area and what it means for Greater Geelong.

map showing the Western Geelong Growth Area scale


Technical studies

Throughout 2016 and 2017, the City has worked in collaboration with landowner consortium groups in each growth area underpinned by Memorandums of Understanding to deliver technical studies that inform the project.

The City hosted 'Open House #2' community session in October 2017 to share the outcomes of the draft and final technical reports that will inform the framework planning process with landowners and the community.

Access the information presented at Open House #2 relating to the Western Geelong growth area.





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Page last updated: Thursday, 22 November 2018
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