The Future Proofing Geelong Partnership was active from 2011-2020, encouraging industry, business and community to collaborate around sustainability.
Faced with challenges like climate change and changing economic conditions in our community, the Future Proofing Geelong Partners promoted innovation by assisting the Greater Geelong community to adapt so our region can become more resilient.
Our vision was that by 2030, if we focus on the three key areas of:
Geelong will be internationally recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable cities.
Collaboration, building relationships and brokering local involvement have driven our outcomes and created an awareness which will assist Greater Geelong to transition to a low carbon future.
The Future Proofing Geelong Impact Statement is available. It illustrates the positive impacts of the program from 2011-2016.
The Future Proofing Geelong partnership
Together the Future Proofing Geelong partners, committed to working together to foster sustainability through the facilitation and promotion of integrated environmental, economic and social sustainability activities. Through their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a voluntary agreement, they worked together and have contributed to a more sustainable Geelong.
There has been a growth in sustainability capabilities across the region since Future Proofing Geelong's inception. In 2020, the Future Proofing Geelong partners agreed it was time to dissolve the partnership, in light of a number of collaborations which now exist to address sustainability.
Sustainability consultative committee
In 2021 the City of Greater Geelong appointed a Sustainability Advisory Committee to play an important role in advising Council on sustainability matters in the region.
Committee members will consider, advise on and monitor the implementation of the City’s Sustainability Framework and Action Plan, adopted in July 2020.