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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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Geelong Youth Summit designed to tackle big issues

Young people from all over the region will be invited to take part in the 2019 Geelong Youth Summit, hosted by the Greater Geelong Youth Council. Junior Mayor Josie Horne used her quarterly report to council to announce that the summit will be held on Thursday 31 October at GMHBA...

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Inspiring sustainable living through planning and design

Clever design can influence everything in our environment. Geelong – UNESCO City of Design Business Champion, Ben Shaw Permaculture proves that.  Combining his passion for sustainable living and permaculture has allowed Ben to build a successful business – literally in his own backyard in suburban Geelong.  And it’s all thanks...

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Flaim Systems extinguisher training program in high demand

A Geelong company selling virtual reality firefighting training systems into 14 countries has launched a new product focusing on using fire extinguishers at home and at work. Named Start-up of the Year at Australia’s leading digital innovation awards, Flaim Systems’ core product, the Flaim Trainer, allows firefighters to train for...

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Our design-driven business Champions

Three innovative local businesses have been named Geelong’s first UNESCO City of Design Business Champions.  The Pivot City Innovation District, software engineering company, Codeacious and edible garden design and education business, Ben Shaw Permaculture have been recognised for their creativity and design focus. Pivot City was the first successful applicant...

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