Council has released a draft Marshall Precinct
Structure Plan for community feedback.
The Marshall precinct is the northern-most residential area in the Armstrong
Creek growth area, and will have the ability to house around 4300 residents.
It is bound by Barwon Heads Road to the east,
Reserve Road to the south, the Geelong to Waurn Ponds rail line to the west and
the current residential development south of Marshalltown Road.
The vision for the precinct is to create an, ‘attractive, liveable and
connected neighbourhood’ with a range of housing types, strong transport
connections, and well protected environmental features.
The draft plan has been developed to maximise access
to Marshall Station by providing medium and high density housing within walking
It includes a comprehensive shared path network for cyclists and pedestrians,
and has been designed to fit with the proposed Bellarine Link Road, Barwon
Heads Road duplication and Geelong to Waurn Ponds railway line duplication.
If approved, the precinct will also feature a local activity centre with shops
near the train station, with close access to a larger neighbourhood activity
centre in nearby Charlemont.
Significant biodiversity assets, including Bellarine
Yellow and River Red Gums, will be retained and protected in open space
reserves and conversation areas.
The draft Marshall Precinct Structure Plan is
now available for community feedback
(closing Friday 4
The City is also hosting a drop-in session where the
community will be able to meet with officers:
Monday 22 July 2019
Come along any time
between 4pm and 8pm
Services Memorial Hall - 2A Reserve Road, Grovedale
Mayor Bruce Harwood:
We aim for this precinct structure plan to result in
a quality, affordable lifestyle for residents.
Councillor Ron Nelson, Kardinia Ward:
Having Marshall Station as part of the precinct creates an opportunity for some
medium and high density housing, which would offer more people close access to
trains into central Geelong and Melbourne. We’re keen to find out what the
community thinks of this concept, so we encourage you to log on and have your
This structure plan is in the draft
stage and we are very interested in receiving the community’s input before
making a final decision. It’s open for 12 weeks, so there is plenty of time to
read through the draft plan and tell us what you think.
We also encourage anyone interested to attend the information session on 22