Posters displayed at Open House #2 outlining potential transport connections, active and public transport to be considered as part of the framework planning process:
- Active and public transport links will be provided throughout the growth area, with the main priority being direct links to key destinations such as activity centres, schools, community facilities and sports reserves.
- Underground gas main easement and electricity easements provide an excellent opportunity for an active transport link throughout the Northern Geelong Growth Area.
- Evans Road will be upgraded between Anakie Road and the Geelong-Ballarat rail corridor to provide active and public transport as the primary connection between the Northern and Western Geelong Growth Areas. The existing alignment of Evans Road will limit localised “interchange hopping” along the Geelong Ring Road.
- Development of the growth areas offers an opportunity for Greater Geelong to transition to a more sustainable transport future with a higher rate of public transport and active transport use throughout the region. As such, it is important that any infrastructural projects associated with these growth areas respond to these future aspirations, including future investigation of new or upgraded railway stations along the Melbourne-Geelong or Geelong- Ballarat rail corridors.
- Existing public transport routes in proximity to the growth area are limited. Route 10 stops on Bacchus Marsh Road. Additional bus routes stop at Corio Village Shopping Centre (approximately 7 kilometres to the south).
- Lara Railway Station (approximately 8.5 kilometres to the northeast) and Corio Railway Station (approximately 7.5 kilometres to the southeast) are the closest railway stations.
- Existing pedestrian and cycling facilities in proximity to the growth area are limited. Existing shared paths are located along the Geelong Ring Road (Ted Wilson Trail) and Bacchus Marsh Road and there is an existing footpath on Anakie Road.
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