Our Future

Our Future is a project to develop a long term community vision for the municipality of Geelong.

We all recognise the potential of Geelong. Our Future will capture this potential, and guide decision making and investment in our municipality into the future.

More about the project.


Greater Geelong has had its say

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Community-led vision

The community-led vision document, Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future, which will guide the region’s development over the next 30 years, has been endorsed by the City’s Administrators.

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Read about Greater Geelong's decision

Our community have confirmed Greater Geelong should be globally recognised as a Clever and Creative City-region.

Read more

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Our Future Assembly outcomes

At the Our Future Assembly on Saturday 6 May 2017, participants decided on the long-term vision for Greater Geelong.

Read about the Assembly outcomes, vox pops and graphic recordings from the day.

Download the Our Future Assembly pre-reading, which helped our community to reach its decision.

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Have Your Say and Time to Decide community engagement reports

Read the findings from our nine-month community engagement initiative.

Read the detailed report on Have Your Say outcomes

Read the detailed report on Time to Decide outcomes

Toolkit

Like to spread the word, or get your workplace or school up to speed?

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Your vision

Your vision

Visions were submitted by participants as part of the previous survey. Vote for your favourites by giving them a thumbs up.


11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"Employment opportunities in health services. Transport that has improved connections to Melb & rural areas. Improved engagement with community to give residents purpose and value."

11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"To captivate on natural assets, beaches, rivers, landscapes as a tourist destination. To make bold decisions to maintain the sustainability of these natural assets . Ie. Double the "green" space as required in the current legislation. "

11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"A clear vision for the whole community that can be shared and developed, that everyone feels part of."

11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"To stay the same"

11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"A green city, environmentally sustainable. Interconnect suburbs with bike paths & public transport, shared green space and community gardens, educational support it students- How to grow own for. Profile healthy lifestyles. Shorter work hours and higher productivity."

11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"A limit on overall population growth as most people who live here are here for the "small community" lifestyle. Better facilities, parks ect & access. A bigger better focus on health & wellbeing's of all groups within our greater community."

11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"To be a place that is safe and sustainable. A place that people dream of living/ or visiting"

11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"A healthy sustainable & inclusive community that attracts tourism based on pace of lifestyle and beautiful environmental attractions"

11/04/2017
Anonymous says:

"Residents proud to live in Geelong, tourist destination- Increase, beaches. Healthy community, connected. Decrease unemployment rate. Diverse community."

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26/10/2016
Bonnie says:

"The leading regional city for sustainability and bio technology with the best bike network in Australia. A world class tourist destination with unique points of interest and a flourishing creative industry. A university town attracting the brightest minds."

26/10/2016
Matt says:

"Better connected bike paths to new areas such as Armstrong creek. Realisation of the Armstrong creek developments with schools and community services. Light rail public transport to costal communities, less cars, more employment options for our children in the technology industries, more cbd living and better use of the waterfront."

21/11/2016
David says:

"A green, attractive city with a positive outlook, where 75% of people get around by active or public transport for 75% of the time, where there are diverse employers across all sectors spread across the municipality, where there are quality formal and informal educational opportunities for everyone, and where creativity and innovation is encouraged and practiced."

22/11/2016
Rod Thomas says:

"A vibrant city, attracting new individuals and businesses that develop and implement new ideas. A city that is providing leadership on environmental projects and that is well connected by walking, cycling and public transport. A city that utilises technology to its full potential and has a culture that explores ideas, taking advantage of its Tafe and University sectors."

22/11/2016
Joshua says:

"A climate resiliant, economically prosperous, socially inclusive and walkable city that is vibrant with native flora along all roads and on roofs alongside solar panels. Expressions of local creativity are celebrated, publically visible, and encouraged with emphasis on including at risk youth. Efficient public transport dominates the roads with less need for personal vehicles and old parking lots replaced with recreational green spaces. Residents of Geelong are now proud of their home."

26/10/2016
Anonymous says:

"A Geelong where you can safely ride your bike to work, park it securely and go home to enjoyable surrounds rather than empty parks with minimal facilities."

24/11/2016
Tony says:

"We'll be living local - close to shops, education and entertainment that's lively and creative. Huge improvements to public transport, cycling and walking - you'll be able to walk, ride anywhere around Geelong because it's fun, safe and completely comfortable. Cars will be used much less. Streets to become parks. Sustainability will be the new normal - energy and transport more humble, powered by renewable. Lifestyle, work opportunities, community wellbeing will be off the charts"

27/10/2016
Dave says:

"Promote the location better to bring out its' beauty and sense of place. Promote startup culture with conferences, start up grants, and links to University. The internet communications technology industry could provide good jobs. Build high bandwidth infrastructure to attract investment and a digital culture. Make it accessible for all greater Geelong residents to kickstart this culture. "

23/11/2016
Cat says:

"pedestrian and bike friendly CBD. restriction of trucks and cars in the CBD. better and safer bike lanes. bike infrastructure including covered bike racks, lockers, protected bike lanes."

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More inspiration

Read about some ideas and issues on the inspiration wall to help you think about our long term community vision.

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