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Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in City of Ballarat will increase by an average of 884 dwellings per annum to 63,323 in 2036.
The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).
Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.
.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in the City of Ballarat. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.
|Forecast residential development, 2016 to 2036|
|City of Ballarat||Change in dwellings between 2016 and 2036|
|City of Ballarat||+17,671||+38.7|
|Ballarat Central - Bakery Hill - Lake Wendouree (South) - Newington||+445||+9.7|
|Ballarat East - Eureka - Warrenheip||+351||+12.9|
|Ballarat North - Invermay Park||+203||+7.8|
|Bonshaw - Smythes Creek||+1,665||+926.2|
|Buninyong - Rural South||+285||+16.7|
|Cardigan - Lucas - Bunkers Hill||+3,121||+408.4|
|Golden Point - Mount Pleasant - Canadian||+817||+21.7|
|Lake Wendouree (North) - Lake Gardens||+135||+11.7|
|Miners Rest - Mitchell Park||+784||+48.0|
|Mount Clear - Mount Helen||+978||+40.1|
|Sebastopol - Redan||+1,676||+25.5|
|Soldiers Hill - Black Hill - Nerrina (South) - Brown Hill (West)||+393||+8.8|
|Ballarat West Growth Area||+10,452||+147.3|
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