A leader in developing and adopting technology

The Greater Geelong community values

  • Opportunities enabled by technology;
  • Internet availability and speed;
  • Assistive technology seamlessly embedded into the environment.

Success will be achieved by

  • A variety of affordable technologies providing digital access to information on demand;
  • Attracting innovative and high technology businesses;
  • A community and workforce with the capacity to use digital technology;
  • Training in future digital jobs;
  • Assistive technologies embedded into infrastructure;
  • Free connectivity throughout the public places;
  • Growth in smart home automation.

CADET Virtual Reality Lab at Deakin University

Latest project

Pivot City Innovation Precinct

For several decades, the imposing and iconic façade of the former Federal Woollen Mill – a symbol of Geelong’s industrial past – has captured the interest of locals and visitors alike.

In 2013, David Hamilton Property Group (DHPG) purchased the Federal Woollen Mills in a derelict state and through adaptive re-use, the site has been repurposed and developed into the Pivot City Innovation Precinct, a business and community tech hub housing more than 30 local, national and international businesses.

Boasting Australia’s fastest available internet, ten times faster than NBN, precinct tenants can also take advantage of the unique campus feel with landscaped gardens, cafe culture, gym and free parking.

For more information, visit the Pivot City Innovation District website.

Measures of success

Indicator Current data

Digital inclusion – Australian Digital Inclusive Index (ADII) score greater than 70.

Source: The Australian Digital Inclusion Index Report 2018. Frequency of data: Annually
Geelong 58.7 (2018)
Geelong 60.0 (2017)
Figure amended from previously reported due to data adjustments and methodology changes.

Technological business – An increase in the number of technology based businesses.

Source: To be determined
Measure to be determined