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Reports and Submissions


February - Review of Local Government Act Submission



September - City of Greater Geelong: Draft Settlement Strategy

August - Victorian Planning Authority Presentation

July - Submission to the Parliament of Australia's Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities on Inquiry into the Australian Government's role in the development of cities

June - Painting Geelong Green and Blue: The Case for a Turquoise Economy by Sayle Johnston

May - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Moolap Coastal Strategic Framework Plan

March - Submission to Infrastructure Victoria in collaboration with the CoGG and other stakeholders for Second Container Port Advice

March - Response to Australian Senate inquiry on the relocation of government bodies to regional areas

January - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: Smart Cities and Suburbs Program: Have your say on draft program guidelines


February - Submission to the Parliament of Australia's standing committee on infrastructure, transport and cities into the role of transport connectivity

February - Victorian Electoral Commission, Greater Geelong City Council representation review submission

March - Western Distributor Project submission

March - Infrastructure Victoria, Laying the Foundations submission

March - Victorian Gender Equality Strategy Consultation submission

June - Smart Cities Plan Submission

July - Infrastructure Victoria - All Things Considered Submission

September - Local Government Act Review Directions Paper

September - The Road to Regional Success: Investigating the merits of relocation through the case study of moving VicRoads to Ballarat

September - Melbourne Second Container Port Joint Letter - Feedback to Infrastructure




August - G21 Ag Forum and CfG Food and Fibre Submission

August - Future role and contribution of regional capitals to Australia written submission and hearing transcript

September - Inquiry into the Proposed Lease of the Port of Melbourne written submission and hearing transcript

December - Joint Submission to the Review of Victorian Industry Participation Policy Discussion Paper

December - Plan Melbourne Refresh

December - Review of Local Government Act 1989



April - Inquiry into the opportunities for increasing exports of goods and services from regional Victoria

October - Murray Basin Region Freight Demand and Infrastructure Study



March - Melbourne "Let's talk about the future"

March - Food production and employment precinct - Golden Plains Shire

May - DRSC Information Booklet

May - Business Benefits of Reserve Service

November - Local Government Electoral Review 

December - Plan Melbourne



May - G21 Economic Development Strategy Submission

May - G21 Draft Regional Growth Plan

June - 'Fly-in, fly out' workforce practices in regional Australia

July - Sustainable Population Strategy

August - Avalon Draft Master Plan and Land Use Plan



June - CfG New York and LA Visit


Upcoming Events

News & Updates

Activate #6 Session Two

Activate #6 - Session Two

LfG 18/19 Seminar: Innovation and Growth

LfG 18/19 Seminar 2: Innovation and Growth

LfG 18/19 Seminar: Education and Training

LfG 18/19 Seminar 3: Education and Training

Current Projects

Proposed Second City Policy Framework

The Committee for Geelong launched a proposed 'framework' for its Second City policy for Geelong, outlining five key themes it believes are central to the future success of Geelong as Victoria's Second City.

Winning from Second - International research paper

What Geelong Can Learn From International Second Cities


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