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The City of Greater Geelong is reviewing the long-term settlement boundary for Urban Geelong.

We are reviewing the current settlement boundary in the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme to confirm whether it is appropriate to be ‘locked-in’ as a long-term boundary or whether minor adjustments should be made to the boundary.

The aim of the long-term settlement boundary is to contain residential development and protect green breaks surrounding urban areas. Land located outside the settlement boundary cannot be considered for residential development.

Locking in a settlement boundary also provides certainty for the development community and allows for long-term infrastructure planning and delivery.

Specialist planning consultants, Echelon, have conducted detailed investigations into the City’s current settlement boundaries using detailed methodology, criteria and assessment processes.

This includes investigations into the existing settlement boundary and land immediately adjacent to the boundary at nine key areas:

  • Armstrong Creek South West
  • Armstrong Creek South Central
  • Sparrowvale
  • Moolap
  • Waurn Ponds North
  • Waurn Ponds South
  • Lara North
  • Lara South
  • Avalon.

Please note that Township boundaries on the Bellarine Peninsula are being determined by the Bellarine Distinctive Area and Landscapes project being overseen by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning. Visit the project page for more information https://engage.vic.gov.au/project/distinctive-area...


Your feedback


We are inviting submissions on the draft report (see document library on this page or visit the project page using the link below) including feedback on the methodology, investigation areas, criteria and assessments.

The draft report can be viewed in the document library. *Please note reference to criteria 8.2 on pages 99 & 137 is erroneous. It should reference criteria 9.1 relating to infrastructure.

Please read the introduction section first then use the investigations area map to determine the area you have an interest in, each area has its own document. A summary of all the investigation area assessments can be found in the recommendations document.

If you would like to access the document in full or need to access a word version of the report please visit the project page https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/boundaryreview...(due to file size they could not be uploaded here).

Your feedback will be used to inform the long-term settlement boundary which will be presented to Council for consideration later this year.

A planning scheme amendment will then be prepared to introduce the long-term boundary into the planning scheme.

Submissions and feedback are open until 5pm Friday 27 May 2022.

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