An inclusive, diverse, healthy and socially connected community

The Greater Geelong community values

  • Access to quality education, health services and affordable housing;
  • A strong sense of community;
  • Support for vulnerable community members;
  • A range of employment opportunities.

Success will be achieved by

  • Young people connected to local decision-making;
  • Public areas and local services that are accessible to all levels of ability;
  • A variety of affordable options for people to rent or buy a home;
  • Support for the most vulnerable community members;
  • Local participation opportunities for new arrivals to the city-region;
  • Equity in the provision of community infrastructure;
  • Support for Wadawurrung leaders to ensure their connections to the city-region are maintained, and their connection to the community is strengthened.


Barwon Health - University Hospital Geelong

Latest project


Showcase Display Home in Armstrong Creek

Showcase Display Home unlocks accommodation possibilities for people with disability.

genU has unveiled a groundbreaking display home at Armstong Creek, which showcases numerous technologies to support people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

The three-bedroom display home is a collaboration between genU, Villawood Properties and Burbank Homes, and is sited at the centre of Geelong’s largest display home village.

The home’s mainstream location at Armstrong revolutionises the way people with disabilities, builders and agencies all approach housing.

Two objectives have driven the project: firstly, normalising disability housing in mainstream residential areas; and secondly, providing people with a disability the chance to see the housing and facilities available in a display home environment.

For more information about this exciting development please visit the genU website.





Measures of success

Indicator Current data

Social equity – No Greater Geelong suburbs in the bottom 20% of the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD).

Source: Census of Population and Housing, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Frequency of data: Every four years
13 Greater Geelong state suburbs are in the bottom 20% of the Socio-Economic Index of IRSD (SEIFA) in comparison across Victoria (2016 and 2011).

Accessibility to public places – 100% of public places in Greater Geelong are disability access compliant.

Source: To be determined
Measure to be determined

Employment in areas of disadvantage – Workforce participation in the most vulnerable suburbs is higher than the state average.

Source: Census of Population and Housing, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Frequency of data: Every five years
All 13 suburbs in the bottom 20% of the Socio-Economic Index of IRSD (SEIFA) have a lower workforce participation rate than Victoria (2016 and 2011).

Citizen engagement – More than 80% of residents that feel they ‘sometimes’ or ‘definitely’ have opportunities to have a real say on important matters.

Source: Victorian Population Health Survey. Frequency of data: Every four years
75.2% (2014)

Social support – More than 80% of residents feel they can ‘sometimes’ or ‘definitely’ get help from neighbours.

Source: Victorian Population Health Survey. Frequency of data: Every four years
77.9% (2014)

Self reported health – Over 50% of residents reporting their health as very good or excellent.

Source: Geelong Preventative Health Survey, City of Greater Geelong. Frequency of data: Every four years
59% (2017)