08/14/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 18:50
Between March and June, the City ran an open engagement calling for big ideas to help shape the future of our new Civic Precinct and central administrative office at 137 Mercer Street.
Through an interactive online map, site walking tours and workshops with key stakeholders, we received hundreds of ideas, suggestions and aspirations for the precinct and its surrounding area.
Among the suggestions are calls for an active public space; meaningful representation of our local Aboriginal culture and heritage; strong connections to City Hall, Johnstone Park and the Geelong Railway Station; and a focus on sustainability in design and access for people of all abilities.
We heard that our community wants a precinct that is a place of welcome to the city, with a design that celebrates and validates our UNESCO City of Design designation, and embraces our Clever and Creative 30 year vision.
The results from this engagement will help us pick a preferred partner to deliver the precinct and will inform the design as our preferred partner engages further with our community.
The full engagement report is available online, www.geelongaustralia.com.au/civicprecinct