The G21 Geelong Region Alliance has a long standing interest in addressing disadvantage across the region.
Ground breaking programs such as GROW have built on an investment model, rather than taking a deficit approach.
G21 has also been involved in shaping ideas and initiatives relating to safe, secure and affordable housing, based on the understanding that expanding access to social housing is a major tool in positively addressing disadvantage by taking a ‘housing first’ approach.
The G21 Region Social Housing Project is the next step in developing a positive, region wide blueprint for:
Driving economic recovery – post pandemic
Building jobs for local people
Addressing disadvantage by reducing levels of rental stress for people living on low and very low incomes.
The project is built on the City of Greater Geelong Social Housing Plan 2020-41 and the implementation mechanisms to implement that plan.
The initial phase of the G21 Region Social Housing Project involves developing local social housing plans for the other municipalities in the G21 region to inform local communities, funders and housing providers of both demand and opportunities.
The second phase entails aggregating the five municipal level plans into a regional blueprint. This blueprint will enable long term planning across the region based on clear, consistent and accurate data.
The final stage involves facilitating and driving national, state and regional partnerships to deliver a series of identified priority housing projects in key locations.
The goal is to generate real housing in all forms of social housing to provide increased access to safe, secure and affordable housing across the region.
To explore the housing story for the G21 region through understanding housing supply and demand, housing diversity, affordability and availability click here:
G21 acknowledges the commitment of Sirovilla, which has secured funding from both the Percy Baxter Trust and the Anthony Costa Foundation to make this project possible. These funds are thanked for their positive contribution to the region.
We acknowledge that we are on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
G21 welcomes people of an ability, culture, religion, sex, gender, sexuality and age.