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.

The measures of success are:

  • no Greater Geelong postcodes in the bottom 20 per cent of the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)
  • 100 per cent of public places in Greater Geelong are disability access compliant
  • workforce participation in the most vulnerable suburbs is higher than the state average across all age groups
  • the percentage of residents who participate in citizen engagement activities exceeds the state average
  • index score for community connectedness exceeds 80
  • over 50 per cent of residents reporting their health as very good or excellent.


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Page last updated: Wednesday, 6 March 2019