Strategic planning

Our region's attractive lifestyle continues to drive strong population growth and economic activity. Growth increases demand for services, community infrastructure and transport.

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

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






Page last updated: Wednesday, 21 September 2016
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