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Newsletter - May 2017


Welcome to the first Revitalising Central Geelong Partnership (RCG) newsletter. In this edition you will find:

  • The year of change for central Geelong
  • Little Malop Street Bridge and Streetscape
  • The Laneways Project
  • Johnstone Park Raingarden Project
  • The Green Spine
  • Central Geelong Marketing activities
  • New CBD speed limit
  • Car parking strategy


The year of change for Geelong

The revitalisation of central Geelong has commenced! The CBD is a hive of activity as multiple construction projects get underway.

Watch how we’re transforming Geelong

Revitalising Central Geelong (RCG) is an action plan of the Victorian Government, setting out a 10 year agenda to drive change in Geelong and turn the city into a magnet for new jobs and sustainable growth. The action plan will be driven by the RCG Partnership team, made up of state and local government employees.  We are committed to keeping the community informed and at the heart of all our decisions. Come and see the plans for yourself at The Workshop, 100 Moorabool Street, Geelong or visit our website


Photo of the Malop Street bridge being installed

Little Malop Street Bridge and Streetscape 

The new Little Malop Street pedestrian and bike bridge connecting central Geelong and Geelong West has been installed.  This project improves access between the two popular destinations and pocket park streetscape works will create attractive plantings, seating and bike racks either side of the bridge. The bridge project is due for completion in early June.


Concept image for the Laneways Project

The Laneways Project 

We’re still trading while central Geelong’s upgrading! Construction for RCG’s Laneways Project is continuing. We’re enhancing West End, along Little Malop Street, James Street and Shorts Place, between Moorabool and Gheringhap Streets.
There’ll be new streetscapes, alfresco spaces, seating, more trees and plants, public art and improved lighting to enhance this vibrant precinct.
All businesses will be open during works. Pedestrians are encouraged to continue to shop, dine and wander through the area as it transforms. The area will only be open to delivery and residential vehicles, so we encourage customers to park in nearby streets. The free Love Central Geelong app lists all parking in the CBD and availability in real time.  

Works updates will be added to our website and Facebook page.


Concept image for the Johnstone Park Raingarden Project

Johnstone Park Raingarden Project 

The Johnstone Park Raingarden project is underway and will provide a new and unique space with universal access that can be enjoyed by central Geelong’s growing residential and working population. The raingarden integrates water into the architecture of the park through a series of terraced garden beds that treat stormwater to be used for irrigation. 

Works updates will be added to our website and Facebook page.


Concept image for the Malop Street Green Spine

The Green Spine

The Green Spine Project will create a beautiful linear park along Malop Street, eventually connecting Johnstone Park and Eastern Park. Tenders have closed for stage one of works which includes the section of Malop Street between Moorabool and Yarra Streets.
An information session will be held once a contractor is appointed over the coming weeks. To shorten the construction period, day and some night works are proposed and this section of Malop Street will be closed to traffic in both directions. Access for business deliveries will be managed through the appointed traffic management provider. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout works.

Works updates will be added to our website and Facebook page.


Central Geelong Marketing activities

The RCG team are working with Central Geelong Marketing to support current and create new programs to bring shoppers and workers into central Geelong. Keep an eye out for the Workers Engagement Program, May Magic and Tastes of Central Geelong.

For more information, visit


New CBD speed limit

The City of Greater Geelong supports TAC’s Towards Zero vision, which aims to reduce the number and severity of crashes and injuries to zero.
To support this aim, the Geelong CBD speed limit has been reduced to 40km/hr as part of the City’s commitment to improve cycling, pedestrian and driver safety in central Geelong.
The proposed speed zone is bordered by, but does not include, Latrobe Terrace, McKillop Street, Swanston Street, extending to the foreshore.


Car parking strategy

A car parking strategy for central Geelong is currently being developed that will look at a range of transport needs to cater for more people visiting, living and working in central Geelong.
The comprehensive study, led by the RCG Partnership, will consider public and private parking and on and off-street parking, focusing on the area from Latrobe Terrace to Swanston Street and McKillop Street to Corio Bay.
Once completed, the strategy will guide the location and design of future major parking areas, protect the amenity of high pedestrian priority areas and minimise unnecessary traffic movements.



Stay up to date

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Contact Us

Visit: The Workshop,100 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Phone: 03 5272 4800
Email: Communications and Engagement Officer, Bonnie Lanham  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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