A fast, reliable and connected transport network

The Greater Geelong community values

  • Sustainable, connected and networked walking, cycling and public transport services that allow all abilities access into and across the city-region;
  • Fast access to Melbourne and other parts of Victoria.

Success will be achieved by

  • A pedestrian and cycling network that covers the whole municipality;
  • Accessible transport options connecting people within the city-region;
  • Development of Greater Geelong as Victoria’s major logistics and freight centre;
  • Diversion of road traffic around urban centres;
  • Cycling becomes a credible and safe on-road commuter option.

Port Phillip Ferries, Portarlington

Measures of success

Indicator Current data

Travel to Melbourne – Being able to travel to Melbourne from Geelong within 30 minutes, and from the Bellarine Peninsula within 65 minutes, utilising a variety of travel options.

Source: To be determined

Measure to be determined

The City commissioned a report on the merits of a Regional Fast Rail service between Melbourne and Geelong which was presented to the State Government.
Air travel – An international freight terminal and passenger airport within the city-region, connecting Greater Geelong to all Australian state capitals and Asia. AirAsia X has become the first international airline to fly to Avalon Airport with the inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur landing 5 December 2018.

Travel within Greater Geelong – Being able to access all parts of Greater Geelong within 30 minutes through a variety of travel options.

Source: To be determined
Measure to be determined

Method of travel to work – 50% of journeys to work are made by public transport, walking or cycling.

Source: Journey to Work, Australian Bureau of Statistics / .id City of Greater Geelong community profile. Frequency of data: Every five years
8.7% (2016)