The City is calling for input into how
land at the old Geelong Saleyards and former Target head office can be
Workshops will be held next month, where
experts in traffic, planning, heritage and urban design will discuss
opportunities and constraints in the North Geelong precinct.
The community is invited to provide
their own ideas at a workshop, as we consider the future use of the area.
The workshops will help inform the
creation of a draft Geelong Saleyards Precinct Plan.
The Precinct Plan will provide strategic
direction for the land bound by Victoria Street, Weddell Road, Thompson Road and
the Geelong Golf Club.
Council is supportive of a mix of land
uses in the area, including housing, open space and potentially some
small-scale offices or shops.
resolved to respect the history of the Geelong Saleyards, with the future site
layout to retain heritage elements and include interpretive signage where
Preparation of the Precinct Plan will consider issues
- The local community’s ideas;
- The potential requirements for site remediation;
- The site’s heritage significance;
- Stormwater management; and
- Current use of the site and nearby land, including
housing, aged care, industrial, the Geelong Golf Club, Sphinx Entertainment and
A range of technical reports that will inform
the Precinct Plan will be presented at the workshops.
The reports have considered an environmental
site assessment, movement and access, acoustics, heritage interpretation and
the condition of the trees on site.
Following the workshops and public
consultation, a draft Precinct Plan is expected to be presented to the Council
in early 2020.
The community will have an opportunity
to provide input and feedback on the draft Precinct Plan before a final version
is presented to Council.
Geelong Saleyards permanently closed to
the sale of sheep and cattle on 31 August 2017.
Target departed from its Thompson Road
office in 2018, ending a 92-year history in Geelong.
The workshops will be held on Tuesday 3
- 10am to 3pm at the Geelong West Town
- 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Geelong West Library.
are essential and close on Wednesday 28 August at 5pm.
To register for
call: (03) 5272
If you are
unable to attend a workshop, you can provide input into the project by
completing a survey at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/yoursay
Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood
The future use
of the Saleyards and Target head office are well located for residential use,
given their proximity to the North Geelong station, Pakington Street and the
We have a great
opportunity to pursue a clever and creative infill development in an area
within walking distance of major public transport hubs and a premier shopping
I encourage people to
contribute their own ideas to help us determine the future uses of these key
Cr Jim Mason, Chair, Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio
committed to ensuring the rich history of the saleyards will live on in the
The Precinct Plan allows for us to explore how this area should
transform into a place where residents can live, work and socialise.