Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Geelong council’s new HQ unveiled

Construction of the City of Greater Geelong Council’s new headquarters, Wurriki Nyal, is complete, the Council announced this week.

The first of the Council’s teams will move into the five-storey Mercer St precinct later this month, with all employees to be relocated from existing offices by early September.

Meaning ‘Speak and talk together’ in Wadawurrung language, Wurriki Nyal includes the Council’s new Customer Service Centre, which will open to the public on Monday 5 September.

“Wurriki Nyal will allow the City to best serve the community for decades to come. The building is an exciting, long-term commitment to central Geelong, and shows our confidence in the continued growth of the CBD as a commercial and cultural precinct,” said Mayor, Peter Murrihy.

“Its sustainable features will deliver compounding savings on energy costs and rental costs year after year, while offering a central location for customer service and support.”

Delivered within budget, the $102.5 million project has invested more than $39 million directly into the G21 region, and used 468 local workers.

“Bringing teams spread across nine locations into the one building will have a range of benefits for the organisation and the Greater Geelong community,” said Mayor Murrihy.

The view from Johnstone Park.

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