Mayor Harwood met Anthony Albanese to discuss funding for Geelong.
Mayor Harwood met Anthony Albanese to discuss funding for Geelong.

Federal funding for Greater Geelong

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Mayor Bruce Harwood has met with Shadow Minister for Cities and Regional Development, Anthony Albanese, to hear about their commitment to funding a city partnership in the region.

The City of Greater Geelong welcomes this commitment and is pleased that both sides of federal government can see the benefits of investing in the Greater Geelong region.

We will continue to advocate for funding for a Convention Centre so we can tap into the business traveller market and support the inevitable increase of visitors to Geelong as Avalon Airport opens up to international visitors.

Revitalisation of our city centre is another priority for Council as we work towards increasing the number of people living and working in our CBD.

There are many opportunities to fund projects that support our growing tourism market and smart city initiatives that increase our liveability.

Council has already committed $20.6 million to the Northern Arc Health and Wellbeing Hub and we now need similar contributions from state and federal government to provide a world-class preventative health precinct in the northern suburbs.

Geelong is a UNESCO City of Design and we have a strong community-vision to become internationally recognised as a clever and creative city-region that is forward looking, enterprising and adaptive and cares for its people and environment.

We welcome funding from all levels of government to support projects that will deliver on this vision and enhance Greater Geelong’s reputation as one of the world’s great regional cities.



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