The City of Greater Geelong is
experiencing a period of unprecedented growth.
Sufficient land supply, infrastructure
and housing strategies are critical for the liveability and prosperity of the
In the urban growth area Armstrong
Creek, the population now sits around 15,000.
The seven precincts in
the master-planned urban area are expected to provide about 22,000 homes
for up to 65,000 residents.
To prepare for this, the City is
overseeing the early design and inclusion of key community facilities and
infrastructure in the Armstrong Creek area.
The new Armstrong Creek East Community
Hub, which is the largest integrated child and community centre in Greater
Geelong, opened earlier this year.
The $15.24m City and Victorian
Government-funded project is hosting kindergarten, day care, maternal and child
health services and a variety of community groups and organisations.
It is adjacent the Armstrong Creek
School, which combines primary (P-6) and special (P-12) school elements on the
The East precinct is also home to the
first sports pavilion in Armstrong Creek.
The $3.6 million pavilion is part of the
East Precinct sporting reserve, located on Central Boulevard, which will
support netball, football, soccer and cricket.
The City has allocations in its 2019-20 Budget for transport, community infrastructure, sport, recreation,
environmental and drainage projects in Armstrong Creek.
Sparrovale Wetlands project - $3.89
Construct the sustainable wetlands
system, which will provide an end of line drainage solution for Armstrong
Creek’s growth area
Harriott Road drainage outfall - $1.5m
Design and construct a stormwater drain
from Barwon Heads Road to the proposed Sparrovale Wetlands
Regional active open space planning and
design, Armstrong Creek - $500,000
Acquire land to accommodate soccer,
hockey, tennis, play areas and active transport connections in Armstrong Creek
Armstrong Creek Deviation Channel -
Land acquisition funded via development
contributions to facilitate the delivery of the Armstrong Creek South precinct
Charlemont Road South upgrade - $250,000
Upgrade Charlemont Road South, Armstrong
Creek to address growth area development and increased traffic volumes
Armstrong Creek West Community Hub - $250,000
Scope and design for the Armstrong Creek
West community hub
Armstrong Creek West Neighbourhood
Activity Centre sports pavilion - $150,000
Scope and design the Armstrong Creek
West community sports pavilion
Boundary Road and Baanip Boulevard
traffic signals - $150,000
Design plans for the installation of
traffic signals at the intersection of Boundary Road and Baanip Boulevard
Armstrong Creek Town Centre community
facilities master plan - $80,000
Master plan to determine future
community needs for civic, cultural and sporting facilities in the Town Centre.
Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood
The development of Armstrong Creek as an
attractive and relatively affordable place to live is another reason why
Geelong is such a highly sought-after location.
With that growth comes the rising demand
for high-quality infrastructure. The City is creating a sustainable community
by providing early access to key social and recreation facilities.
This allows residents to more quickly make
local connections and for stronger community ties to develop.