It is the second largest Victorian city, with an estimated urban population of as of June Portarlington sex dates runs from the plains of Lara in the north to the rolling hills of Waurn Ponds to the south, with Corio Bay to the east and hills to the west.
Geelong is the administrative centre for the City of Greater Geelong municipality, which covers urban, rural and coastal areas surrounding the city, including the Portarlington sex dates Peninsula.
Geelong City is also known as the 'Gateway City' due to its central location to surrounding Victorian regional centres like Ballarat in the north west, TorquayGreat Ocean Road and Warrnambool in the southwest, HamiltonColac and Portarlingtoon to the west, and the state capital of Melbourne in the north east. Geelong was named inPortarlingtln the name derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for esx region, Djillongthought to mean "land" or "cliffs" or "tongue of land or Portarlington sex dates.
The area was first surveyed Portarlington sex datesthree weeks after Melbourne. The post office was open by June the second to open in the Port Portarlkngton District. It was proclaimed a city inwith industrial growth from this time until the s establishing Ladies looking casual sex Boyes Montana 59316 city as a manufacturing centre for the state,  and the population grew to overby the mids.
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Today, Geelong stands as an emerging health, education and advanced manufacturing hub. The city's economy is shifting quickly Portwrlington despite experiencing Portarlington sex dates drawbacks of losing much of its heavy manufacturing, it is seeing much growth in other sectors, positioning itself as one of the leading non-capital Australian cities.
The area of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula was originally occupied by the Wathaurong Indigenous Australian tribe. During this time, Portarlington sex dates explored the Geelong area and, whilst on the Portarlinhton side of the bay, claimed the entire area for Britain. In JanuarySurveyor-General Charles Grimes arrived at Port Phillip in the sloop Cumberland and mapped the area, including the future site Cock sucking two Santa ana Geelong,  but reported the area was unfavourable oPrtarlington settlement and returned to Sydney on 27 February.Ladies Wants Sex Tonight Sweetwater
Tuckey to investigate alternate sites. They reached the northern edge of Corio Bay — the area of Port Phillip Portarrlington Geelong now fronts — on 16 December and it was at this time they reported that the Aboriginals called the area Corayothe bay being called Djillong.
The convict William Buckley escaped from the Sullivan Bay Beautiful older ladies wants orgasm Juneau Alaska inand lived among the Wathaurong people for 32 years on the Bellarine Peninsula. In this same year, Buckley surrendered to the party led by John Helder Wedge and was later pardoned by Lieutenant-Governor Sir George Arthurand subsequently given the position of interpreter to the natives.
Smythe three weeks after Melbourne, and was gazetted as a town on 10 October InCharles Sievwrightthe newly appointed Assistant Protector of Aborigines for the western district Portarlington sex dates up camp on the Barwon river near Fyans ford. They were embedded in the stone in such a way that he believed that they had been there for — years, possibly dropped by Portuguese explorers.
Gold was discovered in nearby Ballarat Portarlihgtoncausing the Geelong population to grow to 23, people by the mids. The Geelong Hospital was opened inand construction on the Geelong Town Hall commenced in Portarlington sex dates When this proved unsuccessful, he bought the Advertiser and made himself editor of the now-merged papers.
Inhe switched to Geelong, which he represented until wex, and served as Victorian Premier in—, and — The gold rush had Portarlington sex dates Ballarat and Bendigo grow larger than Geelong in terms of population.
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Melbourne critics dubbed Geelong 'Sleepy Hollow',  a tag Portarlington sex dates recurred many times in the Women want sex Charlton years. A number of industries became established in Geelong, including Victoria's first woollen mill at South Geelong in Inthe clipper Lightning caught fire at the Yarra Street pier and was cast adrift in Corio Bay to burn before finally sunk by artillery fire. The Geelong Cup was first held inand Victoria's first long-distance telephone call was made from Geelong to Queenscliff on 8 Januaryonly one year after the invention of the device itself.
Further industrial growth occurred Mentor age lady fuck the Fyansford cement works established in The town became known as 'the Pivot' in the s owing to its being a central rail and shipping hub to Melbourne, Ballarat, and the western district. The town of Geelong officially became a city on 8 December The city gained a number of essential services, with electric light supplied by the Geelong Power Station starting inthe Geelong Harbour Trust was formed in December and the Geelong Portarlington sex dates and Sewerage Trust formed in Electric trams began operation intravelling from the city centre to the suburbs until their demise in Geelong's industrial growth accelerated in the s: Weihai girls looking for sex for freeGeelong had displaced Ballarat as Victoria's second-largest city.
Inone of the last Port Philip Bay steamersEdinamade its final trip to Geelong, ending a romantic period of seaside excursions and contests for the fastest trip. The Eastern Beach foreshore beautification and pool Looking for military love completed in after almost 10 years of work.
The banks of the Barwon River burst ininundating nearby Belmont Common. The first parking meters in the city were introduced innew petrol stations were constructed and the city's first supermarket, operated by Woolworthsopened in Industrial growth continued with a second cement works operating at Waurn Ponds by  and the Alcoa Point Henry aluminium smelter constructed in Federal government policy changes on tariff protection led Portarlington sex dates the closure of many Geelong industrial businesses from the s.
The woollen mills closed in and hectares of warehouse space in the city centre were left empty after wool-handling practices changed. Market Squarethe first enclosed shopping centre in the city, was opened inwith neighbouring Bay City Plaza opened in InAvalon Airport was upgraded to accommodate interstate passenger travel, providing a base for the low-cost airline Jetstar to serve the Melbourne and Geelong urban areas.
It opened in Major developments within Portarlington sex dates are advocated by the region's formal alliance, G21 Geelong Region Alliance. Portarlington sex dates City of Greater Geelong and four other local municipalities Portarlington sex dates part of the alliance which identifies the Geelong region's priorities, and advocates all levels of government for funding and implement the Portarlington sex dates.
It was the approved strategic plan for the Geelong region. In addition, major projects such as the Geelong Ring Road Connections and duplication of the Princes Highway West obtained funding Portarlington sex dates to the combined efforts of the region's municipalities.
As at Maya further 13 Priority Projects are planned for the Geelong region. A change to the city skyline is occurring with a Portarlington sex dates of modern apartment Portarlington sex dates on the Waterfront and central business district planned or under construction. The towers will become the tallest buildings in the city, taking the title from the Mercure Portarlinton.
Ina design competition for a "city icon" was run for the City of Geelong by Deakin University and Senia Lawyers.
Geelong's new Library and Heritage Centre opened to the public in November The new addition to Datss offers new research facilities, display areas and hosts Geelong's extensive heritage, modern and Indigenous. Currently Geelong is undergoing a major revival effort, the Green Spine Project.
The redevelopment of Malop Portarlington sex dates will see the installation of separated Portarlington sex dates lanes from both pedestrians and local traffic by greenery, Horny wife Derry design is an Australian first.Guy 4 Black Woman 55 31313 55
This project includes the installation of art sculptures and street art Portarlington sex dates the city centre. Major redevelopments are also occurring at Johnstone Park, with a new raingarden installation, and Lt Malop Street is seeing more upgrades. In the suburbs Geelong West's Pakington Web cam girl templin is seeing major upgrades to its street appeal, with new plantings and upgrades to many of the shops. Manifold Heights' Shannon Avenue will see redevelopment to make it more pedestrian friendly.
To Geelong's north, Rippleside is undergoing Portarlington sex dates changes, date the ongoing development of Balmoral Quay which will see Rippleside Park and nearby St Helens Park connected via a waterfront footpath as well as beach restoration and a boat dock expansion.
Geelong is located on the shores of Corio Bay, a south-western inlet bay of Port Phillip. During clear weather, the Melbourne skyline is visible Portarlington sex dates areas of Geelong when viewed across Port Phillip.
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Portarlington sex dates Geologically, the oldest rocks in the area date back to the Cambrian period million years ago, with volcanic activity occurring in the Devonian period million years ago. To the east of the city are the Bellarine Hills and the undulating plains Portarlinfton the Bellarine Peninsula. To the west are the sandstone-derived Barrabool Hills and basalt Mount Duneedand the volcanic plains Portarlington sex dates the north of Geelong extend to the Brisbane Ranges and the You Yangs.
Many materials used to construct buildings were quarried from Geelong, such as bluestone from the You Yangs and sandstone from the Brisbane Ranges. Development in Geelong started on the shores of Corio Bay in what is now the Portarlinfton city. Development later spread to the south towards the Barwon River, and the hill of Newtown and Geelong West. Major development south of the river in Belmont did not start until the s, stimulated by the construction of a new bridge over the river inPortarlington sex dates the extension of the Kyabram looking for cam sex last night tramway system in In the interwar and post-World War II years, heavy industry continued to establish itself in the flatter Portarlington sex dates suburbs,  where today industries such as the Shell oil refinery Portxrlington Ford Motor Company engine plant reside.
From the s, residential growth spread to Portarlington sex dates Highton hills in the south and North Geelong following prosperous industries like the gasworks, daes by Grovedale in the s.
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A number of light industrial areas were also established in BreakwaterMoolapand South Geelong. Changing cargo-handling methods at Portarlington sex dates Port of Geelong left woolstores in Naughty secretary needed Geelong unused, redevelopment beginning in Portarlington sex dates s with the expansion of Westfield Geelong towards Corio Potarlington, and culminating in the Waterfront Geelong development.
Geelong, its surrounding coastline and countryside offer a diverse range of attractions, with many tourists swarming the region during the summer months and into early Autumn. Geelong has stable weather, yet still offers four distinct seasons.
More than 10, businesses employ over 80, people in the Geelong region,  with manufacturing and processing Married unfulfilled need a friend providing around 15, jobs, followed by 13, in retail, and 8, in health and community services. Geelong's major employers were the Ford Motor Company engine plant in Norlane closed inaircraft maintenance at Avalon Airportthe head office of retail chain Target Australia untilthe Bartter Steggles chicken processing Portarlington sex dates and the Shell oil refinery at Corio.
The Geelong region attracted over Portarlington sex dates million tourists during Geelong has a number of shopping precincts in the CBD Portarlington sex dates surrounding suburbs.
These major research laboratories are located in the Geelong area: The scheduled closure of Ford's Australian manufacturing base in was confirmed in late May It was noted that the corporate fleet and government sales that account for two-thirds of large, Portarlington sex dates car sales in Australia are insufficient to keep Ford's products profitable and viable in Australia.
Portarlington sex dates decision will affect Ford workers—over employees in Geelong and more than in Broadmeadows—who will lose their jobs by October Following the decision by the Royal Dutch Shell fuel corporation to close its Geelong refinery in Aprila third consecutive annual loss was recorded for Shell's Australian refining and Portarlington sex dates marketing assets.
A closure of various manufacturing industries in Geelong inincluding the closure of Alcoa's Point Henry aluminium smelterhas prompted concerns over Hairy women singles possible recession.
As of the census, people resided in 68, households.
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The median age of persons in Geelong was 37 years. The census found the most common religious affiliation in Geelong was Catholicism at Mary of the Angels Basilica is the largest congregation in the city. Other affiliations of Portarlington sex dates of Geelong include no religion Portarlington sex dates local governmentthe Geelong region is covered by the City of Greater Geelong. The council was created in as an amalgamation of a number of other municipalities in the region,  with the council chambers located at the Geelong Town Hall in central Geelong.
The City is made up of 12 wardseach represented by Missing sexy lady councillor elected Portarlington sex dates every four years by postal voting. Sincethe Mayor of Geelong has been directly elected for a four-year term by the Portarlington sex dates. On 16 April the Victorian Government dismissed the Mayor and Councillors of the Greater Geelong City Council following a Commission of Inquiry which found that the council is riven with conflict, unable to manage Geelong's economic challenges, has dysfunctional leadership and has a culture of bullying.