Civic Precinct reaches new heights

Works are resuming at the site of the City of Greater Geelong’s new Civic Precinct this week, after Victoria’s snap lockdown was lifted on Thursday.

The site recently welcomed its newest worker – a 37m high crane from MCG Cranes. The crane will be used by local company A+ Steel Fabrication, who have been awarded the structural steel package as part of a push by the City and developer partner Quintessential Equity to support the Geelong economy.

The Civic Precinct will create an estimated 900 jobs for Geelong through construction, with builder BESIX Watpac awarding 63 per cent of packages to local businesses so far.

City of Greater Geelong CEO Martin Cutter

It was great to see that work has resumed at the site.

The Civic Precinct will be a fantastic space for the community to gather and connect with the City, and will also give our region a welcome jobs boost during the COVID-19 pandemic, with around 900 jobs set to be created during construction.

I’m really pleased that workers are back on the tools to continue this exciting project. The crane will become a familiar sight on Mercer Street and I look forward to watching the precinct’s progress.

The City’s new 6 Star Green Star offices and community space in the precinct will save ratepayers over $2 million a year in rental and energy costs alone. The works are expected to be completed in mid 2022.

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