Geelong Into the Future

Supported By: 
City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) - Planning, strategy and urban growth

The best hack that assists with making planning and investment decisions for Geelong over the next 30 years. Governments have many options for how places can grow and change. Tough questions need to be answered – should the city grow up or out, which neighbourhoods should change and which areas should stay the same, what services will the future communities need? As Geelong is developing there is a need for long term planning so that government can make smart decisions about how to invest in a sustainable city for years to come. The hack could include information about which areas have the best access to services, which areas are changing over time, which areas have the least restrictions on future development, what should the future city look like, jobs of the future, or future transport services.


Eligibility Criteria

Must use at least one of the following datasets: VicMap Planning, Small Area Population Projections, Housing Development Data, Building Permits, Planning Permits, Biodiversity Areas, Flooding Areas.

Skip Work

Team Name: 
Skip Work

The world around us is rapidly changing - driverless cars, AI, molecular gastronomy, robots and augmented reality.  What does future employment look like for the prep students of 2016?  This hack uses data from ABS, Department of Education and Training mashed with vox pop interviews to project into the future to see which regions of Australia will experience a rapid shift in its employment base: mining towns, manufacturing heartlands and clerical suburbs.  

Highway to the Dangerzone

Team Name: 
Four Planners and a Panda


Highway to the Danger zone is an interactive planning tool intended to help policy makers with identifying future trends for population, employment and travel demand growth and planning future development. In particularly the tool utilises Geelong City Council planning population forecasts and compares sub-region employment with labour force. Furthermore, public transport accessibility is shown for each small area. 

5-D City Explorer

Team Name: 

Project: 5D city Explorer.

Project Description: Creative geolocated data visualisation / exploration of data (such as land use, energy and water consuption) interpreted as imaginary city. [parallel Geelong] 

The first 3 dimensions are : XYZ coordinates 

The 4th dimension is time. Our game interface allows user (city explorer) to to the past as well as to look into the [projected] future.

The 5th dimension is the layer of information (data)


Data used:

1) Energy Usage data [Geelong]

2) Water Consuption data [Geelong]