Arup and the CUSP Institute have welcomed the release of Geraldton – From a Local to Global Regional City with an official launch by the Honourable Simon Crean, Federal Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, at CUSP’s headquarters in Fremantle on 18 July.
The ground-breaking document, which projects a future of strong growth for Geraldton, was authored by a significant group of thought leaders headed by Professor Peter Newman of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and included Allan Mason from Arup, Ed Oldmeadow from Syrinx Environmental and Geraldton based David Galloway from Ferart Design.
Created in close collaboration with the City of Greater Geraldton (CGG), the publication sets out a vision and possible direction for government, industry and community to take part in planning and developing the future for Geraldton.
The paper proposes that in the next 50 years Geraldton will transition from a small regional city focused on agriculture and fishing into a truly diverse and interesting city with international significance.
“Geraldton is at the start of a substantial economic growth phase. We have prepared a vision that will guide a broadening of the economic base, a deepening of the social and cultural commitment to being a liveable city, and a strengthening of the environmental features that the region holds so dearly.”
- Professor Peter Newman, CUSP Director
The document has received significant bi-partisan and bi-lateral support with both Minister Simon Crean and Minister Brendan Grylls providing a forward in the document.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, welcomed the release and said: “This document provides great third party validation of the limitless opportunities for Geraldton as a major international centre of excellence and a global leader in sustainability.”
“The Geraldton – Local to Global Regional City vision is an outstanding production and I am genuinely excited and proud to be involved in this landmark document. It will play a critical role in shaping Geraldton into a world class sustainable regional city and community."
- Allan Mason, Arup Perth office leader
Read an pdf version of the document (.PDF, 2MB).