What Geelong can learn from International Second Cities: Committee for Geelong 2016
While focusing on Geelong, the project underscores the need for greater policy and planning attention to be given to second cities in Australia, as international experience provides examples of
significant economic and social development as a result.
This report presents the findings and recommendations from the Committee for Geelong’s 2016 international study tour of second cities. The purpose of the project is to draw on insights from the economic transformation of cities comparable to Geelong, and to provide recommendations for Geelong’s social and economic development. The project insights focus on governance frameworks, vision and strategy implementation, economic development approach and how the diverse economic needs have been addressed within communities.