The Ballarat West Growth Area will cater for primarily residential growth and provide services and infrastructure for new communities. The Growth Area comprises 1,717 hectares of Greenfield land located to the west of Alfredton, Delacombe and Sebastopol. The Growth Area will provide around 18,000 new houses at full development to accommodate a population of over 40,000 people.
City of Ballarat is committed to planning for three interrelated projects which respond to these growth pressures - the Ballarat West Growth Area, the Ballarat Western Link Road and the Ballarat West Employment Zone. These initiatives ensure the city can accommodate population growth in a sustainable manner, capitalise on investment opportunities and improve efficiency of transportation.