Geelong City

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Overview

Overall Area
Population
Climate
Main TownsGeelong
Lara
Land UseResidential
Industry
Commercial
Grazing cattle, sheep and horses
Main IndustriesManufacturing
Education
Services
Agriculture
Tourism
Main Natural FeaturesBarwon River
Moorabool River
Hovells Creek
Waurn Ponds Creek
Corio Bay
Coastal Wetlands

Geelong is the largest urban centre within the region with a population of over 250,000, and is forecast to be nearly 400,000 by the early 2040s.  This landscape system extends south from Windemere Road, is enclosed by Corio Bay to the east as far as Point Henry and extends to the south, incorporating the Armstrong Creek growth area.  To the west the designated growth areas are included.  It contains parts of the City of Greater Geelong. The traditional owners are the Wadawurrung.

Limeburners Lagoon, which forms part of the Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar Site, occurs within this system, as do reaches of the Barwon River, Moorabool River, Waurn Ponds Creek and Hovells Creek which provide linear corridors for recreational and environmental values.

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The Geelong landscape system encompasses the urban area of Geelong as well as the identified growth areas.  A key area of responsibility for the Corangamite CMA is the management of a large stretch of the Barwon River for both environmental and recreational purposes.  Other key issues for the CMA include flood plain and waterway statutory responsibilities.  The CMA also has responsibility for the management of some key built assets, including the Barwon River barrage.