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Exciting new laneway for central Geelong

20/03/2023

Inspired by famous locations in Melbourne and across the world, Geelong’s network of laneways is expanding to improve pedestrian flow and connect people with services, retail and hospitality.

The new laneway is a direct link from Malop Street to Geelong’s exciting Little Malop Street restaurant, bar and retail precinct, dramatically improving pedestrian flow through central Geelong and bringing new life to the city.

The Denny’s Place laneway also boosts connectivity between Clare and Little Malop streets, while also creating a connection from the waterfront to the rest of the city at an intimate scale that encourages pedestrian movement.

The laneway is open, well lit, safe and welcoming. It adds to the vibrancy, amenity, and charm of the city through the incorporation of trees, seating and public artwork by emerging Wadawurrung artist Chloe Chatterton.

The piece, titled ‘Waterways‘ represents water being the lifeblood of Wadawurrung Country and an important gathering and ceremony place for the Wadawurrung People.

The Victorian Government also supported the rejuvenation of Denny’s Place through $500,000 towards drainage improvements, laneway resurfacing and landscaping as part of the Central Geelong Revitalisation project.

This project is being delivered as part of the $500 million Geelong City Deal, a collaborative plan to transform Geelong and the Great Ocean Road by the Australian and Victorian Governments, and the City of Greater Geelong through the Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan.

For more information on the project and action underway to revitalise central Geelong, go to Revitalising Central Geelong.