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‘The bay, the bush and the beach’ sees city slickers making a “Gee-change”

Thousands of city slickers are ditching Melbourne and making a ‘Geechange’, escaping the big smoke for the state’s second biggest city.

As reported in The Geelong Advertiser, almost 7000 people made the move from Melbourne to the Geelong region in 2016-17, Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows.

Bruce Harwood, mayor of the City of Geelong, told Ross and John “the bay, the bush and the beach” is attracting people to Geelong.

“Geelong was affectionately known as the sleepy hollow for some time but now the secret’s out,” Cr Harwood said.

“There’s quite a bit of growth in Geelong’s job market and also people coming down for the environment and livability, travelling up to Melbourne on the roads and trains.”

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