Creating a vision

From September 2016 to May 2017, over 16,000 people told us what they value about the region, how they rate it against the recognised elements of a successful community, and shared ideas about how to address challenges now and in the future.

Through the process, they listened to opinions, debated alternatives, analysed possible futures and compared ideas. Importantly, they deliberated and, in the process, learnt more about each other’s aspirations, values and goals. The result was this, a community-led blueprint for Greater Geelong to be recognised regionally, nationally and internationally, as a clever and creative city-region.

The ideas for being clever and creative expressed in this document have been sourced from the Greater Geelong community and focus on economic prosperity, tourism and employment, enhancing and protecting its environment, social and economic equity, culture and art, transport and internet connectivity, and future leadership.

The diversity of the people involved and their commitment and passion for Greater Geelong makes this document a strong and durable platform to guide future decision-makers, establish their planning requirements and hold them accountable.

Greater Geelong: A clever and creative future is an important first step along a journey to transform our community’s aspirations into reality.

An outline of the Our Future engagement process

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Page last updated: Tuesday, 9 October 2018