Culture and heritage
Appreciation and celebration of the heritage of the region and the diverse cultures that influence its development is an essential element of a thriving region.
Understanding and appreciation of cultural differences builds a sense of belonging and worth, reduces suspicion and fear and contributes to a harmonious and culturally rich community.
The G21 region must attract more skilled workers and young people to balance the expected increase in older population over the timeframe of this plan.
ABS Socio-economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)
Barwon South West Housing Advisory Network 2005
Community Action Plans and Community Surveys
Department of Human Services (DHS) Burden of Disease Data 2001
Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Victoria in Future 2004
G21 Community Strategy Survey Data 2005
G21 Geelong Region Plan
– Report 1, 2005, p. 12
– Report 2, 2006, pp. 65-68
G21 Region Research Report 2006
Jesuit Study of Community Resilience 2004
The Salvation Army
THE THIRD HORIZON:
By 2050 the G21 region will boast strong, capable, healthy and happy communities that celebrate their considerable diversity in a culture of lifelong learning.
We must engage, connect and unite the people of the region to build a framework for equitable access to the internationally recognised basic prerequisites of health. We must further develop the region’s access to and reputation for arts, culture, learning, recreation and diversity to create an economically productive, socially viable and ecologically sustainable future.