Artwork adds more colour to the Green Spine

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The colour and dynamic energy of the cycling peloton is coming to Malop Street’s Green Spine with an exciting new art installation to be added this week. Titled Peloton, the artwork pays homage to Geelong’s great cycling connections, especially our Tour de France winner Cadel Evans and represents a peloton in full flight. Strategically positioned along the botanic walk, the installation is a vibrant and engaging artwork by local artist Don Walters. The work has a natural connection to the Green Spine, featuring large steel fans which are brightly coloured and have a botanic nature. The work also highlights the Green Spine as a pedestrian and bike-oriented environment, providing a rich splash of colour which animates the space throughout the seasons. As the artwork is installed, the Green Spine project is on track to be completed by the end of June. Final works are underway, including the asphalting the new road, finalising paving, installation of street furniture and new plantings. Learn more by visiting Revitalising Central Geelong.

Councillor Peter Murrihy – Acting Mayor
“This colourful artwork will be an important focal point for the work we have done to transform Malop Street into a vibrant street and linear park. It will add another dimension to the streetscape, further enhancing the Green Spine as an attractive and inviting place to relax, meet friends, shop, eat and linger.”

Don Walters – artist
“It is a great time to be an artist in Geelong with so much vitality and energy in the city. The Peloton is a visually complex and physically interactive sculpture for an active and equally dynamic public space in central Geelong.”

More information
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Green Spine works update – week commencing 11 June 2018

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Please note: Monday 11 June is a public holiday and Tuesday 12 June is an industry RDO, so there will be less activity on site. The following works are planned: commence installation of art pieces to the six plinths on the south side of Malop Street commence installation of the planter boxes on the north side commence installation of irrigation to garden beds.

Ongoing work
continue asphalting road, weather permitting continue paving on the Malop Street south/Moorabool Street corner near 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 Bendigo Bank will require alternative pedestrian diversion. See attached maps) 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. Monday 11 June is a public holiday and Tuesday 12 June is an industry RDO, so 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 The #ShopOnTheGreen photo competition is being launched today and will run for the month of June. Posters and competition terms and conditions will be distributed to traders in the works zone with this update. Please encourage your network to get involved and upload their photos of the Green Spine to the Revitalising Central Geelong Facebook page with the hashtag #ShopOnTheGreen. 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.



More information
Visit our Revitalising Central Geelong page and like us on Facebook to see more updates.

Green Spine works update – week commencing 4 June 2018

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Friday, 1 June 2018 12:18 PM

The following works are planned: commence asphalting road, weather permitting commence paving on the Malop Street south/Moorabool Street corner near the Westpac Bank. There will be no change to current pedestrian diversions for this work. commence paving on the Malop Street north/Moorabool Street corner near the 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 Bendigo Bank will require alternative pedestrian diversion. See maps below. platforms (plinths) for art installations, including one at the mid-block crossing are scheduled to be delivered and installed this week.

Ongoing work
Continue delivery and installation of street furniture continue installation of steel garden bed surrounds to existing trees 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.

What’s Happening newsletter
There is still time to promote your business in the Green Spine Traders section of the What’s Happening newsletter which promotes the Green Spine works area to the wider business community and key contacts within the city. There is no cost to be included and we can work with you to put together the content. Please email rcg@geelongcity.vic.gov.au contact David Jarwood on 0413 288 403 or Martelle McCleland on 0428 897 323 if you would like to be involved.

Car parking passes and coffee vouchers
Additional car parking passes and coffee vouchers will be distributed today with the works update for you to give to customers at your discretion.

Green Spine photo competition
The Revitalising Central Geelong team are currently finalising plans for a #ShopOnTheGreen photo competition. More details will be provided shortly.


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Green Spine works update – week commencing 28 May 2018

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This Saturday 26 May, paving will commence on the south side of the intersection of Malop Street and Yarra Street, weather permitting. If weather is not favourable, the work will be rescheduled to later in the construction program. Pedestrians will be diverted as per the map below and wayfinding signage will be in place. Commence delivery of rock layer for road base in preparation for asphalting works next week. Commence delivery and installation of street furniture. Paving will commence during the next two weeks on the Malop Street south/Moorabool Street corner near Westpac Bank. There will be no change to current pedestrian diversions for this work.Ongoing work Continue preparation work for the art installation on the south side of the Green Spine near the mid-block pedestrian crossing. Continue installation of steel garden bed surrounds to existing trees. Continue pouring concrete bases for paving strip. Continue laying pavers in the strip between the footpath and kerb stones. Continue laying 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. See contact details below.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 map) regarding temporary pedestrian diversion.

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
Day shift: Standard day shift hours for the project will be from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. Monday May 28 is an industry RDO, 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 What’s Happening newsletter A reminder about the opportunity to promote your business in the What’s Happening newsletter which promotes the Green Spine works area to the wider business community and key contacts within the city. There is no cost to be included and we can work with you to put together the content. While some businesses may want to promote a special deal or promotion, you can also use this opportunity to just advertise your business, opening hours and location. If you would like to be included in the Green Spine Traders section, please let us know. Contact details are listed below.

Facebook – videos
Our Green Spine videos on Facebook have been a popular addition – especially those featuring the Site Manager, Michael Waldron, explaining what’s happening on the Green Spine. Visit Facebookwww.facebook.com/RevitalisingCentralGeelong/ to view the videos and remember to share the videos with your friends!

 

Green Spine works update – week commencing 21 May 2018

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Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop Street and Moorabool Street have been moved. The one remaining redundant traffic pole has been moved. Commencement of concrete pouring on the south side intersection of Malop Street and Yarra Street in preparation for paving. This work is scheduled for Tuesday 22 May, weather permitting. If weather is not favourable, the work will be rescheduled to Thursday 24 May. Pedestrians will be diverted as per the map below and wayfinding signage will be in place.

Ongoing work
Continuation of preparation work for the art installation on the south side of the Green Spine near the mid-block pedestrian crossing. Continue to pour concrete bases for paving strip. Continue laying pavers in the strip between the footpath and kerb stones. Continue laying kerb stones. Continue to bring in new road base. Continue installation of underground growing cells (strata vaults). 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. Continuation of construction for the base layer of the new road pavement. 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. Please refer to the map below regarding temporary pedestrian diversion.

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 What’s Happening newsletter A reminder about the opportunity to promote your business in the What’s Happening newsletter which promotes the Green Spine works area to the wider business community and key contacts within the city. There is no cost to be included and we can work with you to put together the content. While some businesses may want to promote a special meal or promotion, you can also use this opportunity to just advertise your business, opening hours and location. If you would like to be included in the Green Spine Traders section, please let us know. Contact details are listed below.

Seniors Construction Tours
The first of our Seniors Construction Tours was held on May 15 and despite the wet weather, many participants attended and enjoyed hearing about the Green Spine project. The next tour is being held on Tuesday 22 May and there are a few tickets still available. The event is free, but as the purpose is to benefit businesses in the area, participants are encouraged to enjoy an activity, lunch or the opportunity to shop while they are in central Geelong. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.

Green Spine Works Update – Week commencing 14 May 2018

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Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop Street and Moorabool Street have been moved. One remaining redundant traffic pole is scheduled to be removed within the next fortnight, date and time to be confirmed. During the removal traffic management will be in place, and some minor delays may be experienced. Excavation and preparation work for the art installation on the south side of the Green Spine near the mid-block pedestrian crossing will commence.
Excavation and preparation work for the art installation on the south side of the Green Spine near the mid-block pedestrian crossing will commence.

Ongoing work
Continuation of pouring concrete bases for paving strip. Continuation of laying pavers in the strip between the footpath and kerb stones. Continuation of laying kerb stones. Continuation of bringing in new road base. Continuation of installation of underground growing cells (strata vaults). 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. Continuation of sub surface drains and construction for the base layer of the new road pavement. 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.

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.h4>Hours of work

Day shift Standard day shift hours for the project will be from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday.
Monday 14 May is an industry RDO, so 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
What’s Happening newsletter
A reminder about the opportunity to promote your business in the newsletter which promotes the Green Spine works area to the wider business community and key contacts within the city. There is no cost to be included and we can work with you to put together the content. While some businesses may want to promote a special deal or promotion, you can also use this opportunity to just advertise your business, opening hours and location. If you would like to be included in the Green Spine Traders section, please contact us.

Seniors construction tours
Seniors Construction Tours are now scheduled for 10:00am on Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 22 May. The construction site manager will guide tour groups around the site, explaining what the workers are doing and what the street will look like when it’s finished. The event is free, but as the purpose is to benefit businesses in the area, participants are encouraged to enjoy an activity, lunch or the opportunity to shop while they are in central Geelong. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.

Green Spine Works Update – Week commencing 30 April 2018

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Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop and Moorabool Streets are scheduled to be moved on Monday 30 April. Signals will be turned off individually as they are moved. Traffic management personnel will be in place during this time to assist with pedestrian and vehicle movements. Vehicle access through the intersection will continue as per the current arrangement. Pedestrian access from Market Square to Westfield shopping centres across Malop Street is scheduled to return to the mid-block bluestone crossing this week. Commence laying pavers in the strip between the footpath and kerb stones (section of Malop Street between Moorabool Street and mid-block crossing). Maintenance planting is scheduled to be undertaken on the south side of the Green Spine. Ongoing work Continuation of demolition of the Malop Street road pavement between the mid-block pedestrian crossing and Yarra Street. Machinery will be on site to dig and remove excavated materials and bring in new road base. 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. Continuation of preparation work for the installation of underground growing cells (strata vaults) for new trees on north side. Continuation of sub-surface drains and construction for the base layer of the new road pavement. Continue laying kerb stones. 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. Way-finding signage will be in place to direct pedestrians.

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
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
Seniors Construction Tours Following the popularity of the Kids Construction Tours during the school holidays, we are holding Seniors Construction Tours at 10:00am on Tuesday 8 and Tuesday 15 May. The construction site manager will guide tour groups around the site, explaining what the workers are doing and what the street will look like when it’s finished. The event is free, but as the purpose is to benefit businesses in the area, participants are encouraged to enjoy an activity, lunch or the opportunity to shop while they are in central Geelong. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.

Car parking passes and coffee vouchers
Additional car parking passes have been distributed to traders in the works zone recently and with this update, we will be distributing more car parking passes along with more free coffee vouchers for Halong Café and Rook:Sri Lankan Fusion for you to distribute to customers at your discretion.

Green Spine Works Update – Week commencing 23 April 2018

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Work on the traffic signals at the intersection of Malop Street and Yarra Street has been completed. Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop and Moorabool Streets are scheduled to be moved during the next two weeks. Signals will be turned off individually as they are moved. Traffic management personnel will be in place during this time to divert pedestrians. Vehicle access through the intersection will continue as per the current arrangement. As works progress, pedestrian access from Market Square to Westfield shopping centres across Malop Street may alternate between the mid-block bluestone crossing and the temporary crossing aligned with the Market Square loading dock. Ongoing work Continuation of demolition of the Malop Street road pavement between the mid-block pedestrian crossing and Yarra Street. Machinery will be on site to dig and remove excavated materials and bring in new road base. 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. Continuation of preparation work for the installation of underground growing cells (strata vaults) for new trees on north side. Continuation of preparation work for sub surface drains and construction for the base layer of the new road pavement. Continue laying kerb stones. 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.

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. Calling for interested partners – May Magic – Spend and Win During the month of May shoppers who spend $30 or more at a Central Geelong business are eligible to enter Central Geelong Marketing’s May Magic competition at the Central Geelong redemption locations in Malop Street. Every entry (while stocks last) is rewarded with a $10 voucher on the spot to spend in a participating Central Geelong business and goes in the draw to win a new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross from Kings Cars. Central Geelong Marketing is seeking interest from Central Geelong businesses to be a redemption partner for the vouchers to be distributed to entrants. Central Geelong Marketing will reimburse businesses $5 from every voucher presented to participating businesses. If you would like to see how your business can be part of May Magic and contact Emma Jennings at Central Geelong Marketing on 03 5272 4297 by Thursday 26 April 2018.

Green Spine Works Update – Week commencing 16 April 2018

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 12:53 PM
Traffic signals at the intersection of Malop and Yarra Streets are scheduled to be moved mid-week. Signals will be turned off individually as they are moved. Traffic management personnel will be in place during this time to divert pedestrians. Vehicle access through the intersection will continue as per the current arrangement.

Ongoing work
Continuation of demolition of the Malop Street road pavement between the mid-block pedestrian crossing and Yarra Street. Machinery will be on site to dig and remove excavated materials and bring in new road base. Intermittent use of road compacting machinery which is likely to result in ground vibrations being felt during its operation. Pedestrian access from Market Square to Westfield shopping centres across Malop Street will be on the sealed surface aligned with the Market Square loading dock while the mid-crossing crossing paving and central traffic signal works are undertaken. There will be some noisy work with cutting of pavers. There may be some short periods of hammering or cutting. Continuation of preparation work for the installation of underground growing cells (strata vaults) for new trees on north side. Continuation of preparation work for sub surface drains and construction for the base layer of the new road pavement. Commence laying kerb stones in the second half of the week. 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. Way-finding signage will be in place to direct pedestrians.

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
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. Calling for interested partners – May Magic – Spend and Win During the month of May shoppers who spend $30 or more at a Central Geelong business are eligible to enter Central Geelong Marketing’s May Magic competition at the Central Geelong redemption locations in Malop Street. Every entry (while stocks last) is rewarded with a $10 voucher on the spot to spend in a participating Central Geelong business and goes in the draw to win a new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross from Kings Cars. Central Geelong Marketing is seeking interest from Central Geelong businesses to be a redemption partner for the vouchers to be distributed to entrants. Central Geelong Marketing will reimburse businesses $5 from every voucher presented to participating businesses. If you would like to see how your business can be part of May Magic and contact Emma Jennings at Central Geelong Marketing on 03 5272 4297.