Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 27 May 2019

Tunnelling will recommence this fortnight. Find out more about the micro-tunnelling technique being used along Gheringhap Street on page two of this project update.
The new 450m long drain, to be built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers.
The major drain is being constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunnelling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 13 May 2019

The new 450m long drain, to be built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers. The major drain will be constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunnelling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 29 April 2019

Tunnelling continues this fortnight at the Mercer Street end of Gheringhap Street. Planned sheetpiling installation works in Corio Bay have stopped after the construction team experienced unexpected ground conditions over the last fortnight. The City of Greater Geelong are undertaking further investigation for modification to the methodology before resuming the works with minimal disruption to the project.
The new 450m long drain, to be built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers.
The major drain will be constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunnelling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 15 April 2019

Tunnelling at the Mercer Street end of Gheringhap Street continues this fortnight. The micro-tunnelling machine pushes 1.8m diameter sections of pipe underground at an average speed of 7 – 8 metres per day. Construction of the new Corio Bay outfall continues. Works include temporarily dismantling a section of the bluestone wall and minor excavation for the seafloor protection structure.
The new 450m long drain, to be built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers.
The major drain will be constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunnelling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 1 April 2019

Works are well underway; the high-tech micro-tunnelling equipment has arrived at the Mercer Street end of Gheringhap Street and tunnelling will commence this week. A section of the foreshore footpath near the skate park will be closed whilst the new stormwater drain outfall is constructed. During this time pedestrians will be diverted around Western Foreshore Rd and through the car park in front of the Boat Shed.
The new 450m long drain, to be built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers. The major drain will be constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunnelling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 18 March 2019

The waterfront site of the Gheringhap St Drain Upgrade project has been set up with safety fencing in the north west section of the skate park in place and machinery on site. Preparation for tunnelling at the Mercer Street site has commenced.
The new 450m long drain, to be built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers.
The major drain will be constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunnelling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 11 Feb 2019

The Gheringhap Street Drain Project is set to commence this week. The new 450m long drain, to be built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers. The major drain will be constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunneling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

PARKING IN CENTRAL GEELONG – HAVE YOUR SAY

Central Geelong is growing and evolving, and the way people travel to and within the city needs to change too.
For the next 100 days, we are seeking community views on transport and parking options within the central Geelong precinct via an [url link=”https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4745703/Parking-in-Central-Geelong” text=”online survey”]

Whether you are a resident, commuter, trader, shopper, business owner or visitor to central Geelong, we want to hear from you!

This consultation follows the release of a [url link=”https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/common/public/documents/yoursay/8d6659619bff79e-181207CGParkingDiscussionPaperFINAL.pdf” text=”discussion paper”] exploring the present and future parking needs in the central Geelong precinct. With almost nine in ten commuters currently travelling to central Geelong by car, as well as rapid population growth throughout the Greater Geelong region, it is critical we get the balance right to create a healthy, vibrant and accessible city for all of us to enjoy.

There will also be opportunities for the community to provide feedback at a number of public events and locations throughout the Greater Geelong region between now and 3 April 2019, which will ensure that holiday makers and visitors get to have their say too. This will include AFL fans attending the first Geelong Cats home game against Melbourne at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday 30 March 2019.

Following this intensive consultation period, the City of Greater Geelong will review public feedback and develop a draft Central Geelong Car Parking Strategy, which will be released for further consultation in 2019. 

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More information

[url link=”https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4745703/Parking-in-Central-Geelong” text=”Survey – Have your say on car parking in central Geelong”]
[url link=”https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/common/public/documents/yoursay/8d6659619bff79e-181207CGParkingDiscussionPaperFINAL.pdf” text=” Car parking discussion paper”]
[url link=”https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/news/item/8d6604ccca4a78a.aspx” text=”Media release – An evolving city calls for a rethink on car parking”]

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The Gee-Longest Kick on the Green Spine

Football player in green spine.

Stage one of the Green Spine on Malop Street, between Moorabool Street and Yarra Street, has been transformed and now we are celebrating with a street festival on Sunday, 12 August 2018 – with an AFL kicking competition as the main event. Footy is the main game in Geelong. So what better way than to celebrate one of Geelong’s main streets than with a celebration of footy? TheGee-Longest Kick on the Green Spine is designed to find out which man and woman has the biggest kick in Greater Geelong. Open to one senior male and female representative per registered AFL Barwon football club and the Cats AFL and VFL teams, the event will see footballs kicked down the middle of Malop Street. Footballs will be kicked from artificial turf on the crossing between Market Square and Westfield. The winning club will receive $500 and the winning player will receive a trophy

This celebration event, which also includes an AFL clinic for kids, street performers, musicians, bike riding stunts, and bicycle maintenance workshops, will be held from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Malop Street, between Moorabool and Yarra Streets will be closed to traffic for the event.