The G21 region is experiencing rapid population growth. Major investment in urban and community infrastructure and diversity of housing is needed to create liveable, connected communities.
The Armstrong Creek, Northern Geelong, Western Geelong and Bannockburn Growth Areas provide the opportunity to set new standards in best practice urban development.
- Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area will accommodate 22,000 homes for 60,000 residents on 2,600 hectares to Geelong’s south
- Northern Geelong Growth Area will accommodate 17,000 homes for 48,000 residents on 2,100 hectares to Geelong’s north
- Western Geelong Growth Area will accommodate 23,000 homes for 64,000 residents on 3,200 hectares to Geelong’s west
- Bannockburn Growth Area will accommodate approximately 8,500 homes for 23,500 residents in Bannockburn’s south.
A number of other communities are experiencing ongoing growth including the Bellarine, Lara and Torquay.
These new communities will need:
- Housing diversity (including affordable & social housing), community facilities, education and health services, cultural and recreational facilities, open space.
- Access to all modes of transport to enable employment and essentials such as shopping, care-giving and social activity.
- Sustainable, affordable water and energy systems.
What G21 needs
- $44.8 million for the Armstrong Creek Town Centre Emergency Services Hub.
- $20 million for the Armstrong Creek Town Centre regional library and community facility.
- $80 million for Armstrong Creek primary schools (4 at $20 million ea).
- $70 million for Armstrong Creek secondary schools (2 at $35 million ea).
- $50 million to deliver Barwon Health Community Mental Health Hubs in Corio, Torquay and Colac.
- $58 million for land and construction of the Armstrong Creek West regional sports facility.
- $30 million for the North Bellarine Pool stage two.
- $15 million for the Armstrong Creek Town Centre indoor regional highball sports facility.
- $10 million for Sparrovale Wetlands environmental works.
- Growth area development levies to contribute to state and local infrastructure.
A commitment to embed GROW (G21 Region Opportunities for Work) training, employment and procurement principles in all government projects within the region.