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 proposed 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 proposed development of the waterfront Power Station into an icon of Geelong’s innovative businesses. The vision is to develop the previously abandoned site to house 1,000 clever and creative jobs and to connect with the Osborne House precinct to create an iconic waterfront for the North.
The Power Station proposal has in principle support from the Economic Development Pillar subject to it gaining full planning approval.