Pivot City Innovation District
Located on the North Geelong waterfront, Pivot City will develop 50,000sqm of highly-connected office, scale-up and incubator workspaces to house 3,500 jobs and 200 businesses by 2022.
The historically-significant district will grow to form a strategic jobs cluster in a high-unemployment area of Geelong and boost the positive narrative about the city’s future by adding $293m pa of new direct wage income into the local economy.
Pivot City is an 11ha site run by the Hamilton Group, and is made up of the re-activation of Federal Mills (1915 Woollen Mills), Glass House (1934 Pilkington Glass Factory) and Power Station (1934 waterfront power station).
The district has grown from the successful origins of the Federal Mills precinct, which has been developed into the heritage-award winning home to companies and organisations such as Runway (#1 Regional incubator), LiveTiles (NYC based),
Tribal (UK based), G2 Innovation (UK based) and as host for Pivot Summit (1,500 attendees at this innovation focussed event).
The next phase of growth for Pivot City will be the development of the waterfront Power Station into an icon of Geelong’s innovative businesses. The site has sat abandoned for the last 45 years and now has the chance to not only house 1,000 clever and creative jobs, but to also connect with the Osborne House precinct to create an iconic waterfront for the North.
The Hamilton Group is currently working closely with the City of Greater Geelong and key stakeholders to create a waterfront masterplan.
Pivot City has in principle support from the Economic Development Pillar subject to it receiving planning approval from the City of Greater Geelong.