The framework plan includes the portion of the Batesford township that is within the Greater Geelong municipality. The reason for this is to ensure that the implications on this area is considered as part of the framework plan.
Planning will focus on protecting the strong environment and heritage values of the area, including the charm and character of the Batesford township.
The plan illustrates the Batesford township protected from new urban development by a mixture of conservation areas, river corridor and rural living and low density residential land.
The Midland Highway duplicate or bypass project is being undertaken by VicRoads.