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Geelong’s new nodes are a smart idea

Geelong’s first Smart Nodes – high-tech replacements for streetlight poles – are officially switched on following a launch event on the city’s waterfront. Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the new Smart Nodes were an exciting example of how innovative technology can be integrated into public...

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Design driven: Deakin bringing Ford’s icon to life

A 3D version of the Ford Falcon Ute is being developed by Deakin researchers as part of a wider project exploring the social value of Geelong’s industrial design heritage. The 3D images of a 2009 Ford Falcon XR6 will be used to create a Virtual Reality (VR) pop-up museum experience...

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Award-winning innovation: G2 Innovation continues to shine

Recently named as a finalist in the Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards, G2 Innovation is rapidly making a name as one of Australia’s best leading innovation and design thinking businesses. The team also won a Silver award for Best Learning and Capability Project at the LearnX awards....

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Sustainable by design – new policy promotes higher standards

Developments in the region will address new building standards for sustainability after an amendment was approved by the Minister for Planning. The amendment was proposed by the City of Greater Geelong to include Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) as a requirement within the Geelong planning scheme. Approval was granted by the...

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Champion coders

Local tech business Codeacious and its co-founders Glenn Schmidt and Ian Priddle are creating clever design solutions for businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes. As one of the first Geelong – UNESCO City of Design Champions, Codeacious demonstrates that smart software design doesn’t just help businesses, it can...

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Green Spine awarded 2019 Civic Landscape award

Geelong’s Green Spine has won another award – this time at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Landscape Architecture Awards. The joint City-state government initiative was a winner in the Civic Landscape category. The jury celebrated the project’s inclusion of intimate spaces not often seen in streetscape design,...

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Designing a bright future for Geelong

A group of Deakin University students have reached the finals of the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards with their vision of a thriving, sustainable Geelong. Vital Signs – Alternative Futures imagines Geelong 80 years from now, where residents enjoy a Mediterranean Riviera climate. The future city is cooled by abundant green...

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Hard waste finds a new purpose

More than a third of all material collected through the City’s book-in hard waste service trial has been recycled. The City’s contractor, Cleanaway, recycled about 37 per cent of all material it picked up from Greater Geelong households during the first six months of the trial. The figure is well...

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Repurposing bluetooth speaker

Reimagining the retail sector

Central Geelong business The Reimaginarium is now a City of Design Champion. Owner Ryan Mischkulnig provides an insight into sustainable design possibilities. Tell us about The Reimaginarium. “We repair, restore, repurpose and reimagine previously-used products, offering a more sustainable alternative to mainstream retailers. Our products include restored and reimagined bluetooth...

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Switched on to renewable energy

The City of Greater Geelong has joined with 47 other Victorian councils to form Australia’s largest ever buying group to make the switch to 100 per cent renewable energy. The councils have come together to drive investment in renewable energy, resulting in the pooling of 250GWh of electricity. This is...

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