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 balances social, economic and environmental interests.

The Green Spine is one of the key projects for the 10-year Revitalising Central Geelong Action Plan, which was launched in 2016 and sets out the City of Greater Geelong and the Victorian Government’s plan to drive change in central Geelong.

Stage one – between Moorabool Street and Yarra Street – features a spectacular botanic walk, providing a canopy of trees, alfresco seating and gathering spaces.

Once complete from Johnstone Park to Eastern Park, the community’s vision of greening central Geelong will be well underway – a distinctive and enduring network of grand boulevards, green spines and green spaces.

The Green Spine is part of future-proofing Geelong to address urban heat, contributing to a clean and healthy Corio Bay, and acts as the ecological link between our two parks. These elements contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community.