Recently, several of the West Carr & Harvey team had the opportunity to attend a presentation by highly regarded Westpac economist, Bill Evans at the Pier in Geelong. Director, David McDonald was particularly impressed with Bill’s recognition of Geelong’s commitment to transitioning our economy, which is now paying dividends. Our region’s economic statistics in the broader Australian landscape are showing up very strongly compared to other regional centres.

In particular, Geelong is showing:

  • Employment growth in the new-age service sectors effectively transitioning Geelong from a reliance on traditional manufacturing
  • Comparatively stable property prices enabling the region’s population increases
  • Investment in infrastructure, driving economic growth in the region
  • An ongoing attraction for national organisations to move to the region.