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The Committee for Geelong provides strategic leadership and influence to leverage the economic potential of the region to make Geelong a world-class place. We work with our members, leaders, stakeholders and governments to independently advocate for the best overall long-term outcomes for Geelong.

The Committee for Geelong is an independent, member-based organisation committed to leading and influencing to achieve our strategic objectives for Geelong.

With a resident population of nearly 220,000, greater Geelong comprises of the central business district, local industrial precincts and residential suburbs, as well as semi-rural property and broad acre farmland.

The geography of the surrounding Barwon region - also known as the G21 region - includes three significant water features: the Barwon River, Corio Bay and the surf coast stretching westward from the southern side of the Bellarine peninsula.

At the close of 2013, change had established itself as the constant in Geelong's development. The city is poised to take advantage of its second-tier city status, using all the natural assets and its road, rail, air and port infrastructure to full advantage.

The focus is now on growing the scale and strength of Geelong's economy as it transforms from a manufacturing stronghold to a knowledge and skills-based economy.

The Committee for Geelong proudly represents Geelong and its region.

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Committee for Geelong Leadership Initiatives


The Leaders for Geelong program is providing the region with inspired and well-connected visionaries who are in a position of knowledge and prepared for leadership in their own organisations and in the community.


The Barwon Community Leadership Program supports and develops leaders in Geelong's socially and economically challenged communities. The program deepens understanding about issues and opportunities and equips people to be effective local change agents.


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News & Updates

Committee for Geelong's Weekly Addy Opinion Piece - Major Events

Major events can help to transform Geelong

Committee for Geelong's Weekly Addy Opinion Piece - Back to Back Theatre (1)

Geelong is back to back with theatre

Geelong is centre for innovation says Ambassador

Geelong is Centre of Innovation says US Ambassador

Current Projects

Geelong warmly welcomed delegates of G20

Connecting with G20

Growing Geelong & Geelong on Track

Adopt a 'by Geelong, for Geelong' philosophy

Geelong Port-City 2050

Understanding what an optimised 'Port-City' should be