City of Ballarat Growth Areas: 71 Estates [May 2022]

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Ballarat mainly features Ballarat West Growth Areas, which consist of 4 growth precincts defined by the Ballarat City Council, such as Bonshaw Creek, Greenhalghs Road (Winter Valley), Carngham Road (Alfredton) and Alfredton West (Lucas). As part of the Ballarat Strategy 2040¹, the region also aims to support a population of 200,000 by 2040. 

Ballarat West Growth Areas - City of Ballarat
Ballarat West Growth Areas - City of Ballarat²


Buyer Benefits in Ballarat

Due to the Ballarat City Council being categorised as a regional area city council, $20,000 FHOG (First Home Owners Grant) may be applicable for buying or building a new home at $750,000 or less³ before 30/Jun/2021, alongside the existing stamp duty concessions for first home buyers.

The $15,000 HomeBuilder Grant from the Federal Government package may also apply if you enter the building contract by the 31st of Mar 2021 and intended to live in. More details can be found on the Treasury website



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