We are building a new Civic Precinct for the people of Geelong at 137 Mercer Street.

Learn more about the new names of the Civic Precinct in this stunning animation by Traditional Owner Billy-Jay O'Toole and local animation studio Pillowfort Creative.

The new Civic Precinct, named Wurriki Nyal, will include 2,600 square metres of new community spaces, a sustainable and efficient City office and customer service centre, and a second commercial building by developer Quintessential Equity

The name Wurriki Nyal (WUU-ruh-kih nee-YAHL) comes from Wadawurrung words meaning "speak and talk together", and was decided through close engagement with Wadawurrung Traditional Owners.

Designed by multidisciplinary Australian practice COX Architecture, our new office features a beautiful and sustainable mass engineered timber design, creating a light-filled, healthy, contemporary workplace for our central Geelong-based employees. It will bring together City employees from seven central Geelong offices to drive collaboration, reduce costs, and future-proof the City’s workplace needs. It is expected to save ratepayers over $2 million annually in energy and rental costs alone.

Construction on the Civic Precinct began in mid-2020, with project completion mid-2022.

Concepts and plans

These conceptual renders and plans are not final and are subject to change.