Designing our best future



Initiatives of the CFGFind out more

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


Extensive political, business and community member networks.


Focussed portfolio of economic insights and evidence-based study.


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.

Recruitment for Leaders for Geelong 2019/2020 now open

A two-year program that develops personal leadership capacity through a unique learning experience, designed to address the current social, economic and environmental issues of importance to the Geelong city-region.

Join us! 2019 @Comm4Geelong Annual Dinner and Leaders Graduation on 31 October. Hear from Paralympic champ @DylanAlcott and Alice Nash, Executive Producer, @Back2BackTheatr. Thx to @genUconnect @MatchWorksAU for sponsoring

Ticket sales close October 23

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Committee For Geelong

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1 Gheringhap Street,
Geelong, Victoria, 3250

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We acknowledge the land for which the Wadawurrung people are the traditional owners and custodians. We remember their ancestors with respect and commit ourselves to work for reconciliation and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.