Armstrong Creek was gazetted in February 2012 as part of the Armstrong Creek Growth Area, from largely undeveloped land which had formerly been part of Connewarre and Mount Duneed.
The Armstrong Creek urban growth area will be developed into a sustainable community that sets new benchmarks in best practice urban development. Natural and cultural features will be protected and enhanced to create a distinct urban character. Armstrong Creek will become a highly sought-after location f or living, working and recreation, forming an attractive addition to Geelong.
The Armstrong Creek growth area is the largest contiguous growth area in Victoria, consisting of 2,500 hectares of developable land, and is one of the largest growth fronts in the country.
The State Government has consistently recognised the importance of the growth area in accommodating the unforseen levels of population growth in Victoria. At the moment, Armstrong Creek is seen as Victoria’s sixth growth area alongside the Growth Areas Authority Councils Wyndham, Hume, Casey-Cardinia, Melton and Whittlesea. The Geelong region itself is regional Victoria’s fastest growing area.