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Transforming Geelong - An Economic Update

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Transforming Geelong - Media Release 23 February 2015

In launching Geelong's latest progress report at the Novotel, business leaders all agree it is time to celebrate the multitude of good news stories in the region. 

'Transforming Geelong" is the freshly updated report that provides a current and accurate picture of Geelong's economic progress.  Rebecca Casson, CEO of the Committee for Geelong, who commissioned the report with the support of more than 30 member businesses, said, "Geelong is no longer in transition, our City is transforming and the investment in our region is changing it forever.

"TheTransforming Geelong document provides an insight into the stories not ordinarily presented.  The document highlights that, while our region still has its challenges, the major underlying economic indicators confirm that the growth we are seeing in the Geelong region will directly translate to economic outcomes.  The economic indicators are positive - building activity, median house prices, new homes and gross regional product are all up on last year.

"This is not simply growth for growth's sake - Geelong is growing across the spectrum.  We are growing skills, expertise, population, residential options, employment opportunities and tourism advantages." 

Transforming Geelong, which is presented as a document and a new regularly updated website, shows there is investment of well over $1 billion in projects already underway in the region.

The game-changing projects that are leading the transformation include investments involving GMHBA, CSIRO, Epworth Healthcare, Victorian Regional Channels Authority, Barwon Health, Deakin University, Barwon Water, among many others. 

"Viva Energy has committed $150 million into the region over the next two years, work will start on Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Stage Four of Simonds Stadium later in 2015 and there are eight more projects in the pipeline at Armstrong Creek," said Ms Casson.

"Major businesses including Coles, Accensi and Bunge are in the process of significantly growing their presence. That is a vote of confidence in our region, our processes and our people."

"We have a great community here and we thank everyone who is contributing to the transformation.  Geelong really does have it all, this city is one to watch."

Media Contact:

Rebecca Casson, CEO,

Committee for Geelong, 

Ph. 5227 8075

rebecca.casson@committeeforgeelong.com.au

Pictured (LtR): GMHBA CEO Mark Valena, Rebecca Casson and Geelong Advertiser General Manager Daniel Clarke launch the Transforming Geelong document at the Novotel Geelong.

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