Mall to get facelift

Planning and Services Pillar

The City of Greater Geelong will trial activities and minor capital works to breathe new life into Little Malop Central over the next three to six months, following consultation with Victoria Police, community groups, traders and property owners.

The improved space will feature three precincts, with a focus on live entertainment and events; socialising and eating; and a children’s play area.

The public toilet will be removed and replaced with a raised performance space for entertainers.

The water feature will be reinstated, while fairy lights, children’s play equipment, new planter boxes and seating will be installed.

These trial actions are aimed at reinvigorating the mall area, making it more inviting to visit for residents and tourists and bringing it in line with Geelong’s other vibrant spaces, and is also a key ask of the G21 Central Geelong Revitalisation Priority Project.

The results of the trial will help shape the long-term master plan for the space, which will involve extensive community consultation.

The City of Greater Geelong has budgeted $315,000 to carry out these short-term solutions.

Maintenance and monitoring of the area will also be increased.