Agency VA 426
Geelong Regional Commission
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Date Range: 1977 - 1993
 
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The Geelong Regional Commission was established in 1977 under the Geelong Regional Commission Act 1977. It came into operation on 1 August 1977 (with the first meeting held 12 August 1977) as the successor to the Geelong Regional Planning Authority (VA 2830). It's creation gave effect to the State Government's decentralisation policies and, in particular, Statement of Planning Policy No.7 (Geelong), which received Governor-in-Council approval in August 1973.

Under the Act, the Commission was responsible to the Minister for State Development and Decentralisation (VRG 51) except in respect of the Commission's statutory planning functions under the Town and Country Planning Act for which it was responsible to the Minister for Planning (VRG 65).

The Commission consists of fourteen members, five appointed by the Governor-in-Council and one appointed from each municipality in the Geelong area, namely the:
City of Geelong
City of Geelong West
City of Newtown
City of South Barwon
Borough of Queenscliffe
Shire of Bannockburn
Shire of Barrabool
Shire of Bellarine
Shire of Corio.

Following the proclamation of the City of Greater Geelong Act 1993 (No. 16/1993) on 18 May 1993 the Geelong Regional Commission was abolished.

The City of Greater Geelong was constituted under Part 2 of the Act; the boundaries of the city were described in Schedule 1 (of the Act). The Greater Geelong City Council was the successor in law of the former councils subsumed in its creation. Commissioners were to be appointed under Section 7 of the Act.

Under Part 3 of the Act, the boundaries of the Shire of Bannockburn were fixed and described in Schedule 2.

Under Part 4 of the Act, the boundaries of the Shire of Barrabool were fixed and described in Schedule 3.

The Act includes a section (Section 23) to enable the implementation of plans devised under the Geelong Regional Planning Scheme. Each of the municipal districts of the Greater Geelong City Council, the Shire of Bannockburn, the Borough of Queenscliffe, and the Barrabool Shire Council were to become a planning authority in relation to the planning scheme applying in its municipal district.
 
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? 1969 - ? 1985 Alphabetical Subject Card Index to General Correspondence Files : Annual Single Number Sequence VPRS 8866 North Melbourne Open
? 1969 - 1985 File Registration Cards : Annual Single Number Sequence VPRS 8865 North Melbourne Open
? 1969 - 1993 General Correspondence Files : Annual Single Number Sequence VPRS 6975 North Melbourne Part Open
1945 - 1987 Newspaper Cuttings (GRS 1162) VPRS 15868 Not Applicable
1974 - 1990 Aerial Survey Photographs (GRS 1618) VPRS 15870 Not Applicable
1977 - 1985 Alphabetical Subject Card Index to Minutes VPRS 8870 North Melbourne Open
1977 - 1987 Nominal Index to Industrial Inquiry Files VPRS 8864 North Melbourne Open
1977 - 1988 Reports (GRS 1535) VPRS 15871 Not Applicable
1977 - 1993 Minutes of Meetings VPRS 8869 North Melbourne Open
1977 - 1993 In-Committee Minutes VPRS 8872 North Melbourne Open
1977 - 1993 Agenda and Papers VPRS 8873 North Melbourne Open
1977 - 1993 Photographic Collection (GRS 1163) VPRS 15869 Not Applicable
1978 - 1987 Industrial Inquiry Files VPRS 6970 North Melbourne Open
1985 - 1993 Keyword Index (Computer Output) VPRS 8867 North Melbourne Open
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1977 - 1993 Planning schemes (to 1988) geelong VF 343
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1977 - 1978 State Development and Decentralisation VRG 51
1977 - 1993 Planning I VRG 65
1978 - 1981 State Development, Decentralisation and Tourism VRG 70
1981 - 1983 Economic Development VRG 71
1983 - 1985 Industry, Commerce and Technology VRG 77
1985 - 1990 Industry, Technology and Resources VRG 82
1990 - 1992 Manufacturing and Industry Development VRG 97