The journey to a clever and creative future

Understanding how the community would like Greater Geelong to evolve over the next 30 years gives decision makers the flexibility to respond to shifts in technology, demographics, the economy and climate change.

During the two stages of Our Future engagement between September 2016 and May 2017, over 16,000 community members had their say about their aspirations for the region and how it should evolve during the next 30 years. This involved 162 workshops, event appearances, community meetings and school visits.

At the Our Future Assembly on Saturday 6 May 2017, 350 people discussed, debated, deliberated and decided on a community-led vision for Greater Geelong’s future.

They decided Greater Geelong should be internationally recognised as a clever and creative city-region that is forward looking, enterprising and adaptive, and cares for its people and environment.

The community engagement process and the results that informed this document are available at

How will this vision be used to deliver outcomes?

Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future is a community-generated guide for Greater Geelong as it plans its next 30 years.

The breadth and depth of the consultation process means that it is representative of the Greater Geelong community’s views and preferences.

The vision will remain a key resource for Council, all levels of government, organisations, businesses and anyone wanting to make a genuine contribution to the future of Greater Geelong.

My vision for Greater Geelong is a region where the community is consulted and council make decisions based on the results.

I’d like to see individuality, creativity and uniqueness encouraged within our community so that regardless of religious, cultural or social background, everyone is treated fairly and seen as having a vital role in our future.

~ Sarah Afshar

Page last updated: Wednesday, 2 August 2017