Upcoming Events

The Committee for Geelong is committed to staying connected with our members and keeping our members informed. Since March, we have held weekly forums via Zoom.
Date Start Time Finish Time Topic Guest Speaker Access the Link
Wednesday, 23 September 11:00am 12:00 Geelong Business Roundtable by Senator Sarah Henderson The Hon. Michael Sukkar, Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer This Roundtable is an externally organised event that will replace the Committee for Geelong’s weekly Zoom catch-up for the week.


Recent Events via Zoom

Date Start time Finish time Topic Guest Speaker
Wednesday, 16 September 11:30am 12:30pm Newcastle Metropolitan Plan Cr. Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor of Newcastle
Wednesday, 9 September
11:30am 12:30pm Working toward the New Norm: WorkSafe’s COVID Response Ashley West, Executive Director of Operations, WorkSafe
Wednesday 2, September 11:30am 12:30pm Victoria’s Roadmap to ‘COVID Normal’ Christine Couzens MP Member for Geelong, Nick Staikos MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and Steve Dimopoulos MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
Wednesday, 26 August 11:30am 12:30pm Update from the Leader of the Opposition Hon. Michael O’Brien MP, Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party, Leader of the Opposition
 Wednesday, 19 August 11:30am 12:30pm Geelong Education and Workforce Profile 2011-2021 Report Carley Brennan & Joe Ormeno (The Gordon)
Wednesday, 12 August
11:30am 12:30pm COVID-19 & the Media Elise Potter (Geelong Advertiser), Mitchell Dye (94.7fm The Pulse), Rob McLennan (KROCK)
Wednesday, 5 August 11:30am 1:00pm The City Report: tracking the performance of Australian cities and towns Rob Tyson, CEO Polis Partners
Wednesday, 29 July 11:30am 12:30pm Victorian Government Update Christine Couzens MP, Member for Geelong
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
11:30am 12:30pm Urban Design and Heritage in Geelong Dr Jonathan Daly, Manager Urban Design and Heritage, City of Greater Geelong
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Federal Government Update Senator the Hon. Sarah Henderson
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Mental Health of the wider Geelong community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic A/Prof Steven Moylan (Barwon Health & Deakin University
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11:30am 12:30pm The Future of Geelong’s Creative Economy Joel McGuiness (Geelong Arts Centre), Jason Smith (Geelong Gallery), Fiona Lee (Creative Geelong), Tony Grybowski (Back to Back Theatre)
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Geelong’s Economic Resilience Dr Louise Johnson (Deakin University)
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Brief on the Northwest Growth Area Greg Bursill (Lovely Banks Development), Sam Ramsey (Ramsey Property Group), Todd Devine (Costa Asset Servives)
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Geelong Transport Forum Karly Lovell (G21 Transport Pillar), Aaron Walley (Ratio Consultants), Vanessa Shernickau (Department of Transport)
Wednesday, 3 June 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Deputy chair update of the COVID-19 Senate Select Committee Senator James Paterson (COVID-19 Senate Select Committee)
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Current Economic Climate  David Robertson (Bendigo Bank)
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Barwon Health Update Frances Diver (Barwon Health)
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Agriculture Logistics & Supply Chains Wayne Street (G21 Agri-Collective), Patrick Prendergast (GrainCorp), Dr Hermione Parsons (Deakin University)
Wednesday, 6 May 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Geelong Tourism Rebooted Brett Ince (Tourism Greater Geelong & the Bellarine), Justin Giddings (Avalon Airport), Brett Winter (GeelongPort)
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 11:30am 12:30pm City of Greater Geelong Local Government Update Mayor Stephanie Asher and Deputy Mayor Kylie Grzybek (City of Greater Geelong)
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Mental Health in the Workplace Liz Everist (GROW at Give Where You Live), Leigh Bartlett (BATForce), Tracie McPherson (Bethany Community Services), Bernadette Purton (Norris Construction)
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Development Forum Kirsten Kilpatrick (NOVO Planning), Tom Roe (GERSCH Investment Partners), Greg Bursill (Lovely Banks Development Group), Richard Hill (GHD)
Wednesday, 8 April 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Hospitality Operations during COVID-19 Deb Nash (Truffleduck), Hugh Palmer (Truffleduck), Lyndsay Sharp (The Sharp Group)
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 11:30am 12:30pm Call for Community Support Christine Couzens MP (Member for Geelong)


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The Committee for Geelong acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's First Nations people and the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways. We pay our respects to the local Wadawurrung people of this land, their Elders past, present and emerging.