Designing our best future

 

 

Initiatives of the CFGFind out more
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The Committee for Geelong has tremendous optimism for our future and hopes that the Resilient Geelong: Reasons for Success and Challenges for a Post-COVID-19 Future research paper is the start of a conversation with the community, which provokes and provides guidance for innovative ideas and collaboration for a socially and economically inclusive Geelong.

To achieve our strategic objectives, the Committee for Geelong uses its:

Reach

Extensive political, business and community member networks.

Research

Focussed portfolio of economic insights and evidence-based study.

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Resources

Financial capability achieved through attracting financial input from government, business and not-for-profits, together with the collective intelligence and critical mass of members, leaders, staff and partners.

To stimulate economic prosperity and innovation we will:

  • Invest in independent study and research.
  • Advocate for Geelong’s transformation to a smart, globally connected city developing the skills, innovation and jobs for the future.
  • Assist in attracting major national and international events and activities to Geelong.
  • Advocate for the regionalisation of Government agencies and major corporate entities with a focus on them establishing either a presence or headquarters in Geelong.
  • Actively support both ‘start-up’ and scaleups.

To drive infrastructure, capacity and liveability we will:

  • Actively support the development of social and digital infrastructure and policies that advance
    the liveability of Geelong.
  • Actively support the development of Geelong’s transport sector including road, rail, Avalon Airport and Geelong Port.

To deliver community leadership and advocacy we will:

  • Develop the capacity and influence of regional leaders through the delivery of leadership programs.
  • Develop a strong policy for Victoria’s Second City that includes sustainable growth and captures the brand essence and single voice of Geelong.

Current Initiatives

“Leadership is not about the position you hold, but the difference you make.”

Toni Van Hammond, LfG 2006 Alumni

Leadership Portfolio

Since 2006, the CfG has delivered leadership programs to support Geelong’s transformation into a world-class city-region.

Applications for Activate #10 are now open

Activate is an online eight-week program for emerging leaders to explore the foundations of leadership and gain confidence, knowledge, skills and strategies to lift their leadership capacity for personal, professional and community benefit.

👋💬 Council is developing ‘Our Community Plan’, which combines the Council Plan and Health & Wellbeing Plan for 2021-25.

Your feedback will help to create our new plan to help inform Council decisions over the next 4 years. Have your say by 31 Jan here: http://ow.ly/Smno50CQxv3

"...We need to embrace new mindsets, new workspace concepts and new organisational models not driven from the top but that are highly networked to truly be a clever and creative city."@jencromarty's latest op-ed featured in the @geelongaddy via this link: https://committeeforgeelong.com.au/opinion-piece/being-able-to-respond-to-change-quickly-is-the-key-to-success/

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