City Plan 2013-2017
Geelong Waterfront, City Plan 2013-2017


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About City Plan

City Plan 2013-2017 will guide our activities during the term of our current Council. It translates our communities’ needs and expectations into action. The plan sets out our city’s vision and identifies the strategic directions, priorities, and strategies we will pursue to ensure the Geelong region remains the best place to live, not only today, but into the future.


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City Plan Planning Framework

As the closest level of government to the community, local government is best placed to respond to community needs, concerns and aspirations.


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Strategic Directions

Following the extensive ‘Your City Your Say’ engagement process with community members, councillors and the management team, City Plan 2013-2017 has been developed using a planning framework of four strategic directions. These strategic directions are Community Wellbeing, Growing the Economy and Sustainable Built and Natural Environment and How We Do Business.


Priority

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Greater Geelong revitalisation

Our revitalisation plan for the City will create a smart, vibrant, thriving, liveable and successful 21st century city centre with a strong sense of identity and community.


VISION:
GREATER GEELONG:
BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY
THROUGH ENTERPRISE,
OPPORTUNITY AND
INNOVATION IN A QUALITY
ENVIRONMENT.

As part of the development of City Plan 2013-2017, Councillors and officers reviewed the existing vision and developed a new statement that reflects our aspirations for Greater Geelong.

Our new vision reflects the following elements:

  • “Greater Geelong” acknowledges that our municipality is an area encompassing a wider region beyond Geelong itself.
  • The importance of continuing to build our community.
  • Council’s focus on supporting business (enterprise), creating opportunity, continuing to be innovative and our great lifestyle in a quality natural environment.