Development servicing plans

We provide indicative guidance for your development plans by giving you access to future water and sewerage infrastructure plans for major growth areas.

The future infrastructure plans outline our identified water and sewerage infrastructure and the indicative timing associated with the construction of key assets.

Innovation is encouraged that demonstrates the delivery of whole of community benefits in water cycle management subject to meeting the principles of ensuring it delivers affordable customer pricing and sustainable business financial, social and environmental outcomes to key stakeholders.

We encourage early consultation with our land development team in relation to planning for servicing future development areas in an efficient and logical manner.

A collaborative approach between Central Highlands Water and the City of Ballarat has drawn together the most current information available from developers, with input from engineers and planners in both organisations, to provide forecast estimates of when key infrastructure will be constructed in the Ballarat West Precinct Structure Plan.

The Ballarat West Urban Growth Zone is where the majority of new housing is being constructed in Ballarat to accommodate the expected population growth of 40,000 people. The Ballarat West Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) comprises of 1000 hectares of developable Greenfield land located in the Carngham Road, Greenhalghs Road and Bonshaw Creek Sub-Precincts. The Ballarat West PSP will provide approx.14,300 new houses at full development.

The updated forecasts indicate when key infrastructure such as roads, sewer and water pipelines and stormwater systems will be constructed to service new housing developments. 

Having a consistent set of forecasts provides clarity for developers designing new housing developments and also ensures construction processes are optimised – resulting in less disruption to residents and most efficient use of available resources.

The consolidated forecast plans show when Central Highlands Water and the City of Ballarat anticipate constructing key infrastructure from the current budgets and works programs through to 2026. The two organisations will work collectively to update the forecasts on an annual basis to align with the market movements and development industry expectations.

They are available to view or download from this page (see links).