The Northern and Western Geelong Growth Areas project does not identify land that should be compulsorily acquired.
The vast majority of land required for a public purpose is facilitated through the orderly process of subdivision and development. Compulsory acquisition of land is only applied in rare cases when absolutely necessary for vital community infrastructure, such as drainage, roads and schools.
Acquisition of land for a public purpose can be a necessary part of the planning and development process and is used in growth area development across Victoria. If required in Geelong's growth areas, the process would be undertaken as part of future planning processes in the coming decades and would include extensive consultation with affected parties.
We will work with residents as we develop precinct structure plans (PSPs) for these new growth areas.