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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

  • 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 Projects >

Second City Policy Framework

Second City Policy Framework The Committee for Geelong (CfG) recognises the future challenges that Geelong will face. We understand that Geelong is unique and

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Skills Bank

The Skills Bank brokers the skills of alumni from the Committee’s leadership programs for the benefit of organisations within the region. Skills Bank offers

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Transforming Geelong

Vision2 is an exciting initiative aiming to shape the city’s next phase of development. Many years ago the city’s waterfront underwent a major redevelopment

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Vision 2

Vision2 is an exciting initiative aiming to shape the city’s next phase of development. Many years ago the city’s waterfront underwent a major redevelopment

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Winning from Second

What Geelong can learn from International Second Cities. Geelong, as Victoria’s second city, needs a long term strategic direction to transform the city’s economic,

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

Toni Van Hammond, LfG 2006 Alumni

Leadership programs

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

Active Leadership Program > Leaders for Geelong >

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.

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