Greater Geelong City Council

07/11/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/11/2019 00:48

Marshall precinct plan out for feedback

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 distance.

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 October).

The City is also hosting a drop-in session where the community will be able to meet with officers:

Date: Monday 22 July 2019
Time: Come along any time between 4pm and 8pm
Where: Grovedale United 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.

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 say.

Councillor Ron Nelson, Kardinia Ward: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 July.