Spring Creek and our Future

The local community have been working hard to save Spring Creek since 2008.

Since then there has been massive development at Armstrong Creek (now a northern suburb of Torquay) all of which is already having an enormous impact on Torquay infrastructure and the natural environment. Consider this, in 2015 the population of Torquay was about 15,000. By 2040 it is forecast to reach 40,000. At the same time, Armstrong Creek will contribute another 60,000 people. This effectively means a population increase from around 15,000 in 2015 to 100,000 in 15 years.

  • Where are all the impact studies?
  • Where are all the jobs going to come from?
  • What will the visitor experience be like on shrinking beaches as climate change continues to advance?
  • What is the impact on the natural environment from all this pressure?

It is worth noting that almost half the planet’s usable space is now reserved for just one species- us. This simply means the remaining 99% of all other lifeforms on planet earth have 50% less habitat to survive – and why scientists are alarmed about mass species extinction this century.

Clearly, planning for never-ending growth carries grave consequences and is not remotely sustainable.

The Surf Coast community recognises this and want to protect Spring Creek through our Alternative Community Precinct Plan.
View Plan Here