Concept Plan for Community Hub Released

The next phase of community consultation is open for the brand new Community Hub in Charlemont Rise.

A draft concept plan has been developed by City of Greater Geelong based on ideas shared by the community last year and is now ready for feedback.

As the Charlemont-Marshall population jumps from 6,410 residents to nearly 18,000 residents by 2041, the growing area is in need of a functional and friendly facility for residents to access important services, socialise and participate in programs and events.

The proposed plan for the hub, to be situated on the corner of Amber Avenue and Precinct Road, features:

  • Various multipurpose community spaces, connecting to a large outdoor space for events and activities;
  • A north facing kindergarten, outdoor space and parent waiting area;
  • Consult suites for maternal and child health, allied health and supporting services;
  • A large outdoor area; and
  • Space for a future community garden.

Community members are encouraged to view the draft concept plan and give feedback online at

Mayor Trent Sullivan said it was vital to have the input of residents who will eventually use the facility.

“Charlemont is growing each year, so it’s important for the new community to have access to local early years services and multipurpose community spaces,” Mayor Sullivan said.

“By providing feedback, the Horseshoe Bend Community Hub will be built for the community and shaped by the community.”

Councillor Bruce Harwood said the draft concept plan takes into account previous feedback from residents.

“The community told us that encouraging opportunities for social interaction outdoors, spaces to support activities for youth and older adults, and retaining trees for shade were important,” Cr Harwood said.

“The plan also considers how we can celebrate the environment, make the facility warm, welcoming and safe, and easy to reach and to navigate.”

The community is invited to share its feedback before Sunday 14th April.

The City of Greater Geelong is currently anticipating construction of the Community Hub will begin in 2025.

This is great news for our wonderful community at Charlemont Rise who have also recently had the announcement of their new Primary School and new Shopping Centre commencing construction this year. The new Community Centre is located right in between them!

The location of the new Community Centre can be viewed here

We are happy to announce developer DBS Commercial has appointed Maben Group as builder of the Charlemont Rise Shopping Centre.

Maben have a great track record in the area having also completed the Dunes Village in Torquay and Kingston Village in Ocean Grove among their many other projects.

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks which is amazing news for all residents of Charlemont Rise. We look forward to seeing the build progress.






We are pleased to announce the Charlemont Rise Shopping Centre has now received town planning approval and construction is set to commence.

Developed by DBS Commercial the new shopping centre will include a Woolworths supermarket as well as over 20 specialty stores including gym, café, pharmacy, beauty services, restaurants & take away and much more.

This is great news for all the residents of Charlemont Rise who will have a new modern Shopping Centre in the estate to go with the recently announced Horseshoe Bend Primary School (interim name) which is also planned to commence construction this year and a Council Community Centre also on its way.

The new shopping centre will be located on the corner of Horseshoe Bend Road and Precinct Road, right in the middle of Charlemont Rise and will create a central hub for the whole community.

We currently have land available within walking distance to the new Shopping Centre and Primary School for more information please contact our friendly sales team on 0417 825 351 or via our contact page.


The Victorian School Building Authority has this week announced that construction of the Horseshoe Bend Primary School (Interim Name) is set the begin in the second half of 2024, with a planned opening date in 2026!

This is wonderful news for families living in Charlemont Rise who will have access to a brand new modern Primary School. The school is planned to have places for up to 525 students.

We currently have blocks available walking distance the Primary School, Early Learning Centre and Shopping Centre.

For more information please contact our friendly sales team on 0417 825 351 or via our contact page.

We are very excited to announce that settlement of our school site has now taken place with the Department of Education.
We look forward to an announcement of when the build will commence in due course.
We currently have lots for sale within walking distance of the future school, early learning centre or shopping centre.
For more information, please contact our friendly sales team on 0417 825 351 or via our contact page.