Strategic planning manages growth, supports business development and ensures a sustainable future. It ensures the we (City of Greater Geelong):
Plans for future growth
Maintains its environmental, heritage and cultural values
Identifies issues facing townships including community aspirations and needs
Articulates the preferred future directions for townships
Identifies appropriate planning controls to protect and enhance townships
Our strategic plans and visions are implemented through the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme.
We prepare and review planning policies, structure plans, strategies, master plans, urban growth plans, frameworks and design guidelines.
Structure plans provide directions on the future growth and development of townships or areas such as Geelong Port and Central Geelong.
Planning scheme amendments
Sometimes the planning scheme may need to be changed to reflect new circumstances or achieve new planning objectives. Changes to the scheme are known as amendments. View our amendments.
Urban growth areas
Geelong is growing. Read about our urban growth areas including the Armstrong Creek growth area and the long term northern and western Geelong growth area investigation (NWGGA).
Community participation and feedback
The community has an opportunity to participate and comment on our strategic planning work.
This is done informally at the draft stage and formally at the planning scheme amendment stage, when the policy or document is introduced into the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme.
Plans, frameworks and strategies