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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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Welcome to The Design Series

The National Wool Museum has just announced a series of exclusive masterclasses exploring creativity with fibre, showcasing creative people and paying tribute to Geelong’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design. The Design Series masterclasses will offer Geelong residents and visitors the opportunity to explore a wide-ranging set of...

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Geelong on the world stage at UNESCO Creative Cities AGM in Italy

Mayor Bruce Harwood and the City’s Manager of Economic Development and Events Tim Ellis represented Geelong at the UNESCO Creative Cities Annual General Meeting in Fabriano, Italy in June. Mayor Harwood said Geelong was heard loud and clear at the 2019 UNESCO Conference. “The reception we have received in relation...

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Truly Tree-Mendous

The Malop Street Green Spine has been winning over city workers and visitors for months – and now its received distinction at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ 2019 Victorian Awards. According to judges, the Malop Street Green Spine, by Outlines Architecture, is a prime example of public infrastructure that...

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Creative gallery transforms Centrepoint Arcade

A new gallery space has been welcomed into Central Geelong, with Creative Geelong and Revitalising Central Geelong launching Third Space Gallery on 13 June. The seven-month exhibition supports local and emerging artists and start-ups. The gallery, located at Creative Geelong’s Makers Hub in Little Malop Street, Centrepoint Arcade, offers a...

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