Atmosphere boost for Little Malop Central

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Council has approved a variety of trial activities and minor capital works to breathe new life into Little Malop Central over the next three to six months, following consultation with Victoria Police, community groups, traders and property owners.

The improved space will feature three precincts, with a focus on live entertainment and events; socialising and eating; and a children’s play area.

The public toilet will be removed and replaced with a raised performance space for entertainers.

The City will reinstate the water feature and install fairy lights, children’s play equipment, new planter boxes and seating. Works are expected to start within weeks.

Maintenance and monitoring of the area will be increased.

Council has set aside $315,000 to carry out these short-term solutions, which were put together following a successful notice of motion from Councillor Eddy Kontelj in June 2019.

Councillor Bruce Harwood - Mayor

These trial actions are aimed at reinvigorating the mall area, making it more inviting to visit for residents and tourists and bringing it in line with Geelong’s other vibrant spaces.

The results of the trial will help shape the long-term master plan for the space, which will involve extensive community consultation.

Councillor Eddy Kontelj

My notice of motion in June was about taking back ownership of the mall; and installing consistent actions and continuous activation initiatives.

These activations and minor capital works aim to make the space more engaging, appealing and safe, and deter those who choose to intimidate or cause fear in others.


Page last updated: Wednesday, 25 September 2019