$100,000 for Corio Norlane development


A project to support the future development of Corio and Norlane will receive $100,000 in funding from the Victorian Coalition Government.

Minister for Regional Cities Denis Napthine announced the grant today at The Fort youth centre in Corio.

“The Coalition Government is pleased to support the Greater Geelong City Council in undertaking the Corio Norlane Enquiry by Design project,” Dr Napthine said.

“The Corio Norlane precinct has many strategic advantages that make it a high demand economic and residential location.

“This project will enable the Geelong City Council to develop a Corio Norlane Structure Plan that will guide future development in the area.”

Dr Napthine said the Coalition Government’s aim was to provide long-term and sustained support to revitalise Corio and Norlane into a thriving and connected community.

“The area is adjacent to Corio Bay, it can benefit from the Werribee to Avalon employment corridor, and it is within commuting distance of Melbourne,” Dr Napthine said.

“It is also close to the Geelong CBD and the new Geelong Ring Road, making it well-positioned to take up some of Geelong’s rapid population growth.

“Victoria’s regional cities are essential to the balanced growth and development of Victoria and the Coalition Government is determined to provide jobs, opportunities and sustained population growth across our regional cities.

“The Corio Norlane Enquiry by Design Project is a planning process involving a series of technical workshops and extensive community consultations.”

Dr Napthine said the funding was in addition to the $2.2 million the Victorian Government had already provided the Corio and Norlane Transport Initiative.

“This includes an upgrade to the North Shore Station and improved access to schools and the Corio Shopping Centre,” Dr Napthine said.