Surf Coast (Winchelsea)
The Urban Development Program identifies greenfield land as land zoned for an urban residential use, such as land zoned General Residential Zone.
These estimates of the number of years of supply are based on the average rate of lots released over a longer-term time period (between January 2018 and June 2022) and a shorter-term time period (between January 2020 and June 2022).
Recent population trends
Over the last decade, population in Surf Coast has grown by 11,000 people to reach a population of 37,600. Around 450 dwellings per year have been built over the last 10 years to accommodate that population growth, with this activity primarily occurring in Torquay in a mix of larger greenfield developments and infill sites.
Greenfield land is made up larger lots commonly referred to as englobo land supply. It is classified as either:
- unzoned future residential land; or;
- zoned future residential land.
At end of June 2022 there were an estimated 396 retail lots in unzoned and zoned englobo greenfield land. There were also enough potential major residential infill sites for an estimated 53 retail lots. Major infill is not included in the greenfield years of supply calculation.
An additional 99 zoned proposed lots in a low density (LDRZ) subdivision have also been identified in Winchelsea. Development in the Low Density Residential Zone (LDRZ) is not included in greenfield take up or supply calculations.
Estimated retail lot supply, June 2022
Retail lots released with a title
Between 2018 and 2021 retail lot production has been averaging around 10 lots p.a. Since 2018 the level of retail lot production has been varied. In the first half of 2022 no lots have been released. In 2021, 51 lots were released in a major infill development, these are not shown in the graph below.
Greenfield retail lots with a title, 2015 to July 2022
Size of greenfield retail lots
Since 2015 all greenfield lots have been over 800 m2.
Size of greenfield retail lots with a title, 2015 to July 2022
Estimated retail lot yield by englobo lot size
Page last updated: 24/10/22