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Greener, more accessible streets for Geelong

31/08/2022

A large sculpture, metalic and coiled stands upright on a concrete platform along the art installation along the Bellerine StreetOne of Geelong’s central streets is more accessible and more appealing to visitors and locals alike, thanks to support from the Geelong City Deal.

The completed streetscaping works and art installation along Bellerine Street is part of the City Arrivals Project.

The project aims to create a more vibrant entry to the CBD area and includes the installation of a coiled sculpture by Victorian visual artist Robbie Rowlands. The artwork titled ‘Furl’, was created by cutting and re-forming a nine-metre white steel flagpole.

This artwork at the intersection of Bellerine and Little Malop Streets will be interchanged with two other artworks as a part of The City of Greater Geelong relocatable public art project.

Pedestrians, workers, and visitors to Bellerine Street can also enjoy the improved streetscapes with more accessible footpaths, a new raised pedestrian crossing and seating.  The landscaping works include up to 300 native plants including grevillea, banksia, bottlebrush, and wax flowers.

The streetscaping works aim to encourage more foot traffic with better pedestrian connections through Geelong’s CBD whilst supporting local businesses with an improved environment.

This project is one of more than a dozen Geelong City Deal supported projects sharing in $38.13 million as part of the Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan.

The action plan is making Geelong a greener, more pedestrian and bike-oriented City with new facilities and streetscapes in the heart of the city.

The action plan is also guiding the transformation of the Green Spine, the creation of a laneway at Denny’s Place and recent upgrades to the Geelong Train Station.

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, visit Geelong City Deal.



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