We are building Wurriki Nyal, 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.

Watch Wurriki Nyal take shape in this construction timelapse.

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.