A six-metre-high Christmas Tree has been installed at the Corio Library on Cox Road, as a part of our regional decoration program.
City and community representatives came
together for the unveiling of the Christmas Tree, to celebrate the beginning of
‘Christmas in the North’ for 2019.
We have been working collaboratively with
community representatives to expand Christmas in the North, with $60,000
directed towards festive celebrations in the northern suburbs.
In addition, decorations will be placed across
central Geelong and 14 other suburbs in the municipality.
This includes Christmas trees in Ocean Grove,
Geelong West, central Geelong, Highton and Lara, as well as small and large
stars, flags, baubles, seat wraps, pole wraps and wreaths.
The tree at the Corio Library will be in place
for both Christmas and Orthodox Christmas before it is packed down in January 2020.
Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor
We know how much the fast-growing northern
suburbs community loves to celebrate Christmas, so the City has spent $60,000
on an exciting festive decoration program for residents.
Given Geelong is unofficially known as
Australia’s Christmas capital, the City is also spreading the festive cheer
around Greater Geelong, with trees, flags, stars and baubles on display in more
than a dozen suburbs around the region.
Councillor Kylie Grzybek - Windermere Ward and Deputy Mayor
Christmas in Geelong’s northern suburbs is
always a festive and fun-filled time for locals and this year will be bigger
and better than ever.
I’m pleased the City has set aside $60,000
towards helping northern residents celebrate Christmas this year.
Councillor Anthony Aitken - Windermere Ward
Christmas in the North is a new project to
include our northern suburbs in Geelong’s wider Christmas celebrations.
For the first time since Shire of Corio days, a
six-metre-high public Christmas Tree has been erected to celebrate Christmas at
what we hope will be the future site of the Northern ARC.
The project alsohas some unique northern
suburbs focused aspects. Each Neighbourhood House in Corio and Norlane is being
supported by the City to create their own inclusive celebration activities.
When finalised I also hope to announce some
more exciting new surprises about the Christmas in The North project.
Christmas in The North can become an annual celebration for our northern