A prosperous economy that supports jobs and education opportunities

The Greater Geelong community values

  • Business diversity, education and employment opportunities;
  • People who are willing to create new business opportunities;
  • Working hard, diligence and personal motivation;
  • Training, research and education institutions that support economic participation and catering for all skill levels.

Success will be achieved by

  • Urban and residential infrastructure to support economic growth, employment and lifestyle;
  • An open-minded approach and a willingness to take risks;
  • Partnerships between educators and industry to ensure business skills needs are addressed, and people can adapt and learn;
  • A highly skilled and diverse workforce, which will be a competitive advantage for local business;
  • Well-connected and diverse businesses that grow the local economy;
  • Spaces for start-ups to interact and network.


Runway Geelong at Federal Woollen Mills

Latest project


The KO

One of Geelong’s newest multi-purpose workspaces, The KO Creative Studio opened its doors to Geelong’s creative industry in May this year with fantastic results!

Located in Newtown, this multipurpose workspace provides an environment for creatives and small businesses to work, connect and be inspired. The space includes a photography studio, events/gallery space for workshops and classes as well as a co-working space.

The space offers like-minded creatives and freelancers the opportunity to come together and collaborate, as well as take part in a series of industry related events and classes.

The events held within the space are based around the pillars of food and wine, art, design and creative business and ideas. The space is also available to hire out for private events.

For more information on The KO website.





Measures of success

Indicator Current data

School leavers – The number of school leavers engaged in work or postschool study is higher than the Victorian average.

Source: Census of Population and Housing, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Frequency of data: Every five years
29.4% Geelong
30.6% VIC
(2016)

Education – Education provides graduates with the skills businesses require in our city-region.

Source: To be determined
Measure to be determined

Employment – Greater Geelong’s workforce participation rate is higher than the Victorian average.

Source: Census of Population and Housing, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Frequency of data: Every five years
57.9% Geelong
60.5% VIC (2016)

Business diversity – An increase in the diversity of businesses. A lower index value signifies higher industry diversity.

Source: Regional Development Victoria Information Portal Regional Snapshot – Geelong Local Government Area. Frequency of data: Every five years
Industry Diversity Index:
Geelong 27 (2016)
Geelong 50 (2011)