by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Magazines : Our Place - Geelong Region Magazine 2011
As the first totally-planned suburb in our region's history, Armstrong Creek has people buzzing. KYLE POLLARD offers an overview of what we can expect GEELONG'S field of dreams is nothing but a sheep paddock at the moment. Stretching as far north as Tannery Rd, Marshall, and as far south as Feehans Rd, Mount Duneed, the wide expanse shows few signs of the lively suburb it will become. A few pegs here and a billboard there are the only physical indications of the future super suburb. Yet in just 15 years time, Armstrong Creek will be five times the population of Highton. The paddocks will be replaced by 22,000 houses, hundreds of shops and 65,000 new residents. Just eight months ago the first blocks were sold in the Armstrong Creek East precinct's Warralily development. Armstrong Creek Development Corporation, the company behind Warrality is now approaching the 400 lots sold mark. "After years of planning, it is rewarding to see the buyers so excited by the opportunity to buy land here,' ' development general manager Mark Whinfield says. "We're delighted to welcome the first future Warralily residents to their new home.' ' In February the company released another 20 lots in the staggered style that has become the standard for the area. While Warralily has the leg up on other residential projects by being the first to have its planning scheme approved, the other developers aren't far behind. 36 GEELONG ADVERTISER
Breakaway Autumn 2011