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Armstrong Creek Public Acquisition Overlay Update

2020 09 Armstrong Creek

In May 2020, the City of Greater Geelong decided to prepare and exhibit a proposed amendment (Amendment C410ggee) to the Planning Scheme in the Armstrong Creek growth area.

The proposed Amendment seeks to apply a Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO) for the future compulsorily acquisition of 18 properties across Charlemont, Mount Duneed and Armstrong Creek.

The proposed amendment is currently on public exhibition, allowing landowners, stakeholders and the community to make submissions in respect of the Armstrong Creek PAOs. The Amendment documents are available at the following website: https://geelongaustralia.com.au/amendments/item/8d8393ee0b242a6.aspx

Submissions concerning the compulsory acquisition of land required by the Project are open to the public until Monday 14 September 2020.

If you would like a greater understanding of the planning scheme amendment process, the submission process, or you would like to make a submission, please feel free to contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your queries.

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If you are impacted (or believe you may be impacted) by the Armstrong Creek PAO, it is imperative you engage lawyers experienced in compulsory acquisition and voluntary negotiation matters to assist you in obtaining advice on appropriate compensation.

If you are affected (or believe you may be affected) by the Armstrong Creek PAO, please contact Natalie O’Flynn on 03 8600 6046 to arrange a time to speak with one of our compulsory acquisition lawyers regarding the planning scheme amendment process and your potential rights to compensation as a result of the Project should the PAO be placed over your Property.