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Magazines : Our Place - Geelong Region Magazine 2011
Population: 216,000 Population growth: 1.9% Demographic: 20% aged between 0 and 17 years Land Area: 1245km2 Travel time to Melbourne: 55 minutes Median house price: $381,000 Infrastructure: 91 primary schools 45 secondary schools 1 university 1 TAFE college 3 hospitals Major events: Australian International Airshow, Audi Victoria Week sailing event, Geelong Highland Gathering, National Celtic Festival, Pako Festa, Southern University Games, Royal Geelong Show, Toast to the Coast Festival, Australian Deaf Games. Major towns: Anakie, Batesford, Clifton Springs, Geelong, Leopold, Avalon, Drysdale, Little River, Breamlea, Indented Head, Portarlington, St Leonards, Wallington, Barwon Heads, Bellarine, Ceres, Fyansford, Lara, Moolap, Ocean Grove, Staughton Vale. Major attractions: National Wool Museum, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Geelong Waterfront, Ford Discovery Centre, Geelong Gallery, Little Malop arts precinct, Old Geelong Gaol, beaches, wineries. Dr David Ashbridge, Barwon Health CEO "As a newcomer to Geelong I am impressed; this region has all the elements to build and ensure a healthy community; great parks, great leisure facilities, great health services and programs. It is a region that cares about the community and this is reflected in the breadth of services and facilities available. " Cr John Mitchell, City of Greater Geelong Mayor "While Geelong is a big city, it still has that friendly feel. Wonderful beaches are only 20 minutes away on the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast and then there are leafy areas out towards Bannockburn. The jewel in the crown, of course, is our waterfront and Melbourne is only an hour away. Geelong is a city that is on the move, it is a city that is growing and a region that is going forwards thanks to a strong collaborative approach. " Bernadette Uzelac, Chamber of Commerce executive officer "For me Geelong is one of the best places you could wish to live. I really sense that Geelong has a renewed vibrancy and optimistic outlook that makes it an exciting place to be. Geelong's strong cultural heart, north-facing waterfront, abundant natural beauty, breadth of business opportunities and proximity to some of the most spectacular coastal regions anywhere in the world make it a truly desirable city in which to live and work. " Photographs: Visions of Victoria Our Place - the Geelong Region Magazine 31
Breakaway Autumn 2011