G21 Regional Growth Plan Released To Guide Geelong Growth

12/04/2013 8:01 am

The G21 Regional Growth Plan has been released to guide the growth and change of the Geelong region for the next 30-40 years.  The G21 Plan is one of eight regional growth plans being prepared across Victoria. It provides a broad direction for regional land use and development as well as detailed planning frameworks for key regional centres.

The G21 region is located to the south west of Melbourne extending from Little River to Lethbridge in the north, Colac and Apollo Bay in the west and Torquay and Bellarine Peninsula to the south and south east, along the main rail and road corridors linking Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Hamilton.

The regional growth plans will provide the means to implement the strategic land use and infrastructure directions that are set out in the Regional Strategic Plans. Regional growth plans are being prepared in partnership between local government and state agencies and authorities.

The Growth Plan builds on the current G21 population of 290,000 and plans for a future population of 500,000 and beyond. It includes the planned growth already identified across the region by the five G21 councils, which is designed to avoid areas of natural risk such as coastal inundation, bushfires and flooding. The Growth Plan identifies targeted areas to cater for additional population growth to 500,000 and longer term growth areas if the region’s growth becomes more rapid.

 

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