Geelong

Geelong, Victoria’s regional capital, is located one hour south west of Melbourne. Framed by Corio Bay to the north and the Barwon River to the south, the city has a beautiful and unique living environment.

  •  Population 240,000 expected increase of 80,000 by 2036
  •  Growth 4.3% annual growth rate
  •  Gross $14.3B Regional Product Value

The city has a population of 240,000 with an expected increase of 80,000 by 2036. The gross regional product is valued at $14.3B with an annual growth rate of 4.3%. Geelong has a diverse and robust economy diversifying from manufacturing to new growth sectors including:

  • Financial and insurance services
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Tourism
  • Education and training
  • Creative and entrepreneurial industries
  • Advanced manufacturing

There has been a range of transformative projects in the city over the past 20 years. The Waterfront has undergone redevelopment to become one of the most beautiful bays in the southern hemisphere encompassing the Geelong Youth Activity Area precinct and skate parks, the iconic heritage Carousel, landscaped gardens, beach access and a backdrop of restaurants. From the Waterfront redevelopment, the City is embarking on the Revitalising Central Geelong plan with a State and local government partnership. Projects delivered include landscaped capital works to Myers Street Hospital precinct, Malop Street ‘Green Spine’, Johnstone Park Raingarden and Little Malop Street Laneways.

Major investment is underway with government agencies TAC, NDIA and WorkSafe relocating to the Geelong CBD to create a social insurance hub. The Cultural Precinct project is being realised with the award winning Library and Heritage Centre opened in 2015, and the Geelong Performing Arts Centre undergoing massive redevelopment.

Geelong has infrastructure that is second to none. Avalon Airport is only 20 minutes from the CBD, with return flights to Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Hobart. The Airport has recently partnered with AirAsia to offer flights from Geelong all across Asia, expanding the domestic service to international.

Vline train services operate every 10 minutes weekday peak times, connecting Geelong and Melbourne in 60 minutes.

Geelong is a lifestyle destination with many people moving here to embrace the energy and drive of the town. Home to a range of cultural and arts projects and festivals, the region has gorgeous wineries on the Bellarine Peninsula and Moorabool, award winning eateries, galleries, community events and entertainment. The region offers a ‘turquoise lifestyle’ blending the magnificent bay, coastal and river precincts with wide green open spaces that inspire recreational living.

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