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. 

You can keep up-to-date with the latest projects in the central Geelong precinct by following us on Facebook.

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.

Green Spine works update – week commencing 25 June 2018

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Friday, 22 June 2018 11:28 AM

Stage one of the Malop Street Green Spine project between Moorabool Street and Yarra Street is ahead of schedule and the road is due to reopen tonight, Friday 22 June 2018.
Construction teams will commence removing barriers and bollards in preparation for the road to reopen. Traffic controllers will be on site to assist with pedestrian movement during the day and will be situated at the mid-block crossing for the opening of the road. Remaining work for the week of 25 June, is to paint green the bike lane on the north side of the road. This work is scheduled to be done overnight on Thursday 28 June, weather permitting. In the meantime, the bike lane will be operational with the opening of the road and has been identified with cycling icons, as well as with temporary pavement stickers and signage. There may be some other minor activity on site during the week if required. As part of the construction process, defect rectification work is carried out for up to 12 months after project completion. If any defects are identified, they will be completed promptly with minor disruption. If any substantial work is required, we will issue additional updates.

Green Spine photo competition
This is the last week to enter the #ShopOnTheGreen photo competition for a chance to win Timezone vouchers. Please let your networks know about the competition – it is a great time to be posting photos of the Green Spine!
Terms & Conditions and further information is available via www.facebook.com/RevitalisingCentralGeelong

Car parking passes and coffee vouchers
Please check the expiry dates on the car parking passes and coffee vouchers and distribute to your customers for use prior to expiration.

Green Spine works update – week commencing 18 June 2018

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The following work is planned:
Commence line marking, weather permitting commence finishing touches to paved areas including corking, weather permitting commence mulching garden beds commence planting garden beds.

Ongoing work
Continue installation of the planter boxes on the north side continue installation of irrigation to garden beds continue asphalting road, weather permitting continue paving on the Malop Street south/Moorabool Street corner near the Westpac Bank pedestrians will be diverted as required and wayfinding signage will be in place continue paving on the Malop Street north/Moorabool Street corner near Bendigo Bank pedestrians will be diverted as required and wayfinding signage will be in place future paving works to be undertaken in Malop Street outside the Bendigo Bank are scheduled for Friday 15 June and will require alternative pedestrian diversion (see attached map number 2) continue delivery and installation of street furniture continue laying pavers in the strip between the footpath and kerb stones intermittent use of road compacting machinery which is likely to result in ground vibrations being felt during its operation there will be some noisy work with cutting of pavers there may be some short periods of hammering or cutting.

Pedestrian access
Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained during all trading hours. If access is required outside your normal trading hours, please contact the construction Site Manager with as much notice as possible, so access can be facilitated. A pedestrian link between Market Square and Westfield shopping centres will continue to be available for all trading hours during the works. Wayfinding signage will be in place to direct pedestrians. *See information above (and attached maps) regarding the temporary pedestrian diversions near Bendigo Bank. Vehicle access Malop Street will continue to be closed to all vehicle and cycling traffic between Moorabool and Yarra streets until completion in mid-year. The Malop Street loading dock to Market Square will not be available for deliveries during the road closure and alternative arrangements have been made for deliveries via the Market Square loading dock in Yarra Street.

Hours of work
Our work crews will be on site: Day shift: Standard day shift hours for the project will be from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday. On industry RDOs, there will be less activity on site. Night shift: Any future night shifts will be advised. On site contact – Site Manager For any immediate works-related enquiries, please contact the 2Construct Site Manager, Michael Waldron on 0403 719 925.

Green Spine – Trader support initiatives
Green Spine photo competition As the Green Spine project nears completion, please let your networks know about the #ShopOnTheGreen photo competition. There are two more weeks to enter for a chance to win Timezone vouchers. Posters and competition Terms & Conditions have been distributed to traders in the works zone. Terms & Conditions and further information is also available via our Facebook page. Car parking passes and coffee vouchers Please check the expiry dates on the car parking passes and coffee vouchers and distribute to your customers for use prior to expiration. Questions? If you have any questions or concerns, you can email our team or speak to either: