the best place to live - City of Greater Geelong

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the best place to live - City of Greater Geelong

the best place to live. www.geelongaustralia.com.au

www.geelongaustralia.com.au

OCTOBER 2008 the best place to live 3

A Fairfax Media Custom Publication

Contents

School’s in for the

smart new Geelong 4

Fishing for

information 5

Ford taps Geelong’s

finest 7

Region in a class

of its own 9

A healthy crop of

students 10

Top marks for

innovation 11

Looking forward,

looking back 12

Program fills the

skills gap 13

Students discover the

port’s place in their

lives 13

Home to a lively

arts scene 15

New kid on

the blocks 17

Art thrives in

coastal haven 18

G21 group teaches

learning for life 19

This feature is proudly

supported by:

Barwon Health

Borough of Queenscliffe

Central Geelong Marketing

Chamber of Commerce

City of Greater Geelong

Colac Otway Shire

Committee for Geelong

Deakin University

G21 – Geelong Region Alliance

Geelong Otway Tourism

Golden Plains Shire

Gordon TAFE

GP Association of Geelong

Surf Coast Shire

Traffic Accident Commission

Target Australia

Shell Australia

V/Line

Victorian Regional Channels

Authority

The region with

everything

colac


major employers

COLAC OTWAY

Bulla Dairy Foods, Colac

Area Health, CRFco, AKD

Softwoods, Fonterra, Colanda

Residential Services

apollo bay


bannockburn

• LOrne

Population


geelong


barwon heads

torquay

Population growth (pa, %)

melbourne

portarlington



• •

queenscliff

Area (km 2 )

Unemployment rate (%)

Travel time to Melbourne (mins)

Median house price ($)

Residential building activity

(new dwelling approvals)

COLAC OTWAY 21,030 0.25 3,433 4.50 120 217,500 148

www.colacotway.vic.gov.au

CITY OF GREATER

GEELONG

www.geelongaustralia.vic.gov.au

205,929 1.10 1,245 6.70 55 264,000 1,117

SURF COAST 22,802 1.64 1,553 3.60 75 392,500 338

www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au

GOLDEN PLAINS 17,077 1.01 2,704 3.90 55 211,250 152

www.goldenplains.vic.gov.au

QUEENSCLIFF 3,150 0.02 9 3.40 75 510,000 58

www.queenscliff.vic.gov.au

CITY OF GREATER

GEELONG

Barwon Health, Department

of Education, Ford Motor

Company, Aerospace Activities

at Avalon, Deakin University,

City of Greater Geelong

SURF COAST

Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Surf Coast

Shire, Barwon Health, Hesse

Rural Health

GOLDEN PLAINS

Golden Plains Shire Council,

Bartter Steggles, Happy Hens,

Imerys Mines, Porters Plant

Hire, Bannockburn Residential

Aged Care

The Geelong region

is the fastest

growing region in

Victoria and home

to the best surf

beaches, gourmet

food producers and

wineries as well

as internationally

recognised major

events. With a

healthy and diverse

economy, low

unemployment,

great access to

services, worldclass

education and

fabulous lifestyle

choices within easy

reach of Melbourne,

the Geelong region

is fast becoming the

best place to live.

For more information on ‘The Best

Place to Live’, keep an eye out for

future supplements:

• Sunday 9 November 2008

• Sunday 22 February 2009

• Sunday 15 March 2009

More information can be found at:

www.geelongaustralia.com.au

(head to ‘The Best Place to Live’)

QUEENSCLIFF

Marine Discovery Centre, The

Fort Queenscliff (Department

of Defence), Bellarine

Community Health Centre,

Beacon Big4 Holiday Resort,

Vue Grand Hotel, Peninsula

Searoad Transport

Publisher

Fairfax Media Custom Publishing

The Age Company Pty Ltd

(ABN 85 004 262 702)

250 Spencer Street,

Melbourne 3000

Editor, Fairfax Media Custom Publishing

David Clemson

Custom Publishing Manager

Darren Williams

03 9601 3096

darren.williams@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Account Manager

Kristen Kennedy

kristen.kennedy@theage.com.au

03 9601 2434

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