Saturday, 6 May 2017
participants included a broad range of community groups, business leaders,
students, as well as representatives from our Wadawurrung, CALD, aged and
recommendations to policy and decision-makers was to develop the kind of
supports within the region that would allow it to trade and interact globally
as a Clever and Creative City-region.
key emphasis of the plan would be to bring all members of the Greater Geelong community
along for the journey and ensure socially equitable access to the opportunities
that would be created, no matter where people live with the region.
Our Future Vision must be well planned so that Greater Geelong’s lifestyle is
not only retained but also improved.
of Greater Geelong Administrator Chair, Dr Kathy Alexander said the community
had finally had its say about the Greater Geelong’s future direction.
great to have a high level of community consensus and passion about our
region’s future direction.
would be a very unwise for a politician who did not take note of a set of
directions from a representative group from our community who have achieved a
high degree of consensus,” Dr Alexander said.
Our Future Assembly was the culmination of an ambitious nine-month community
engagement initiative to describe a 30-year community vision for Greater
Geelong to ensure a thriving, inclusive and sustainable future.
Alexander said that based on today’s feedback, and after delving back into the
detail of the engagements over the last nine months, the City would prepare the
overriding strategy to deliver the Our Future Vision.
final Our Future Vision will be a community-owned document, outlining our
collective aspirations for Greater Geelong.
that Vision into reality will involve our whole community, and include
partnerships between all three levels of government and collaborations with
local business .”
Alexander said Vision will include workable short, medium and long-term goals.
The Our Future Vision will be going out for
public comment on Friday 14 July, prior to going decision by City Administrators
at the 25 July Council meeting.